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Do I need a criminal defense lawyer if my license has been revoked?

First, we need to establish the difference between a license suspension and revocation. A suspension is the loss of driving privileges for a limited period of time. A revocation is the loss of driving privileges permanently. Nevertheless, it is possible to have a revoked license reinstated.

In Ohio, your license may be suspended or revoked for a variety of reasons including:

  • Being convicted of vehicular homicide
  • Being convicted of Driving Under the Influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Refusal to take an alcohol test in violation of the state’s implied consent laws
  • Being convicted of reckless driving
  • Accumulation of traffic violation points
  • Failing to pay child support
  • Certain medical conditions

If your license has been suspended, your license will be reinstated after a period of time, such as a 60-day suspension, and may also depend upon:

  • Satisfying any court ordered requirements for reinstatement,
  • Successful completion of probation/counseling programs/driving courses,
  • Retaking and passing the skills and/or knowledge portion of the Ohio driving test
  • Paying any reinstatement fees
  • If your suspension is the result of a medical condition, you will need to provide proof from a doctor that your medical condition does not pose a safety concern for driving.

However, if your license has been permanently revoked, the process for reinstatement becomes more complicated. You will need to petition the court to issue you a new license and will have to be subject of an investigation by the court.

A permanent loss of your driving privileges has a significant impact on your life. Failing to do it properly the first time can cause unnecessary delays that you can’t afford. If you are seeking reinstatement of your license after a revocation, you need a knowledgeable attorney who can help guide you through the process.

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