Suspended driver’s license FAQs
How contacting a Columbus drunk driving attorney can help you get your license back
When you lose your driver’s license, you suddenly realize that it’s much more than a piece of plastic. On the contrary, it’s an essential part of your identity. Without it, you can’t drive, can’t purchase any age-restricted items, and you’ll have a difficult time proving who you are.
That’s why it’s understandable that once your license is suspended, all your efforts are concentrated on getting back. If you’re facing a license suspension, check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about driver’s license suspensions.
1. What might cause me to lose my license?
While the Ohio licensing laws are much looser than they were a few years ago, there’s still several things that can lead to a license suspension, such as:
- Getting too many points on your license
- A DUI/OVI conviction
- Refusing to take the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test
- Driving without proper insurance
2. How long will my license be suspended?
The length of your license suspension will depend on the nature and severity of your violation. Some common suspension lengths and their corresponding causes are:
- If you get 12 points on your driving record within two years
- If you violate a driver’s license restriction
1 to 5 Years
- If you are arrested for drunk driving and you refuse the BAC test (suspension length depends on how many times you’ve refused)
- If you are pulled over for drunk driving and you fail the BAC test.
Indefinite Amount of Time
- If you fail to, or refuse to, satisfy your court-assigned requirements to get your license back
- If you fail to maintain an appropriate car insurance policy
3. How do I get my license reinstated?
Once again, the type of violation, as well as its seriousness, will determine the steps you’ll need to take in order to get your license back. Here are a few of the most common hoops you’ll have to jump through:
- Wait until your suspension is over
- Complete any court requirements and pay any fees you’ve been charged with
- Complete any required driving courses or tests
- Buy and maintain an SR-22 car insurance policy
Contact a Columbus drunk driving attorney
If you’ve lost your license, or if you’ve been charged with an OVI or DUI, contact one of Yavitch & Palmer’s Columbus drunk driving attorneys. They will go over every detail in your case, and do everything they can to get your charges reduced, or even completely dismissed.
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