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The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) sends out warning letters after too many points are accumulated on your license. Avoid license suspension. Call LHA at (614) 500-3836 for help.

In Ohio, traffic offenses consist of both moving and non-moving violations, many of which carry demerit points. Ohio traffic offenses can range in degree from minor misdemeanors, carrying a maximum penalty of up to a $150 fine to first-degree misdemeanors, carrying up to six (6) months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. Some offenses carry points on other traffic record and auto insurance, while others do not. On that note, some offenses carry driver’s license suspensions and others do not. Below is a list of some of the more common moving violations and the points they carry on your license.

Moving Violations – Points on Your Driver’s License in Columbus

Six-Point Moving Violations

Aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, aggravated vehicular assault, or vehicular assault
Willful fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer
Failing to stop and disclose identity at scene of an accident
Street racing
Driving under a 12-point, OVI, or ALS suspension
Operating under the influence of alcohol, drugs of abuse, or both (OVI / DUI)
Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
Any felony motor vehicle violation, any felony committed in a motor vehicle

Four-Point Moving Violations

Operation of a vehicle after underage consumption
Operation in willful and wanton disregard of public safety of persons or property
Exceeding speed limit by > 30 mph

Two-Point Moving Violations

Exceeding speed limit of > 55 or higher by > 10 mph but < 30 mph
Exceeding speed limit of < 55 or higher by > 5 mph but < 30 mph
Operating a vehicle in violation of registrar’s license restriction
ORC 4510.11, ORC 4510.111, ORC 4510.16, ORC 4510.21, or any DUS ordinance
All other moving violations, except 4510.12, which is 0 points

Our Columbus Suspended License Lawyers May Be Able to Help You Regain Driving Privileges

If you have been charged with driving under suspension, you’re probably wondering what your options are. Contact the Columbus driving under suspension lawyers at LHA today. The team at Luftman, Heck & Associates has years of experience handling these types of cases and winning optimal outcomes for our clients. Call a Columbus criminal defense lawyer today for a free consultation. To contact us, call us at (614) 500-3836 or email us via

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