Driving on a Suspended License

When your drivers’s license is suspended you are forced to adjust many aspects of your day to day life. If you are caught driving on a suspended license, things get much more complicated. Now you are facing a new criminal charge. Call to discuss your suspended license case today with a defense attorney who know how to handle the Ohio criminal courts, and will fight to keep your license.


Maybe you didn’t even know that your driver’s license had been suspended. This can happen if you weren’t properly notified. It could be that your license never should have been suspended in the first place, and now you’ve got to clear up a real mess in court.

However, many people simply make a mistake, and assume they won’t get caught. Having a driver’s license is a privilege that many of us take for granted. When your license is suspended you realize just how much you depend on it.Dealing with your suspension has probably caused you to depend on others a lot more than you would like. We know that sometimes things come up and chances are you had to be somewhere and didn’t have alternative transportation lined up.

Either way, you need the best criminal defense representation you can get to work your way out of this criminal offense. We have handled many cases like these and know what will work, and what won’t. And, we understand the stress that goes with a showing up in court to face a criminal charge. We can help. We want to help you with your case.

Call us for a free consultation and find out how our experience can be put to work for you.

What are Ohio’s Suspended License Laws?

There are many different ways your Ohio driver’s license may have been suspended in the first place. They include:

  • Accumulation of points
  • DUI
  • High School suspension
  • Hit and Run
  • Drug offenses
  • Habitual offender
  • Probation revocation
  • Weapon on school property

Regardless of why your license was suspended, a license suspension or revocation is a court ordered sanction that must be adhered to.

Penalties for Driving on a Suspended License in Ohio

If you are caught and charged with driving on a suspended license, you will face 1st degree misdemeanor charges which bring a potential 6 months in jail and fines up to $1,000.

In addition, your driver’s license suspension will be extended and you will immediately lose your vehicle and license plates for a period of no less than 30 days.

If this is your 3rd offense, you will permanently forfeit your vehicle. This means that you will lose your car permanently to the state.

Ref: ORC 4510.11

Get a Free Case Evaluation on a Criminal Suspend License or Traffic Charge in Ohio

The potential risk of jail time and hefty fines is enough to make anyone nervous. When you add to that the possibility of permanently losing your car it becomes extremely stressful.

We know the pressure you are under if facing charges of driving on a suspended license in Ohio. We want to be the attorneys behind you on your day in court, ensuring your rights are protected and you get the most positive outcome possible.

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