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.
The lawyers at Hoover Kacyon, LLC., are dedicated to supporting our clients. We deliver the highest quality legal representation from a team of professionals while also providing excellent customer service. Getting the best possible outcome is our goal.