Reinstating Your Ohio Driver’s License after a Suspension

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Having your driver’s license suspended is an expensive nuisance, but it is so much more than that. Without a valid driver’s license, you can’t get to work to earn a living, can’t pick up your kids and get them where they need to be when they need to be there, can’t attend to the business of daily life, and so much more. if your driver’s license has been suspended, don’t delay consulting with an experienced Ohio license reinstatement attorney

Reinstating Your License

The process and the cost of reinstating your license with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will depend upon why your license was suspended in the first place. At the less drastic end of the scale, you will – at a minimum – need to show proof of insurance and pay a reinstatement fee. At the opposite extreme, however, you may need to address issues with the court, take a class, retake and pass the driver’s exam, and much more. In other words, it’s a lot, but with a dedicated Ohio license reinstatement attorney in your corner, you may be able to reduce the cost and challenges that stand between you and a reinstated license. 

Reinstatement According to Type of Suspension

In order to have your license reinstated, you’ll need to have a clear understanding of why it was suspended to begin with. The reason behind your license suspension will guide your path forward. Primary examples include:

  • An Administrative License Suspension – If your license was automatically suspended in response to an OVI or DUI arrest or conviction or for refusing to submit to a breathalyzer (or another kind of chemical test), it is what is known as an administrative license suspension. The path forward in this instance generally involves serving the suspension you received, providing proof of insurance, and paying the necessary reinstatement fee in order to get back behind the wheel.
  • Suspension Following First DUI – If your suspension is related to a first DUI offense, you’ll be required to complete all the specifications of your court order, which may involve a physical ignition interlock device that you must breathe into in order to clear yourself for driving; provide proof of insurance; and pay the reinstatement fee. Further, depending upon the circumstances involved, you may face additional requirements. 
  • Insurance-Related Suspension – if your suspension is based on a lack of insurance, you’ll need to acquire the appropriate insurance and obtain the appropriate bond from your insurance provider (for at least three years) – in addition to paying the reinstatement fee.   

Seek the Legal Guidance of an Experienced Ohio License Reinstatement Attorney  

If your license has been suspended, it can dramatically affect your life, and obtaining a favorable resolution to the matter is key. The dedicated Ohio license reinstatement attorneys at The VanNoy Firm are well positioned and well prepared to help you get back on track – with a valid driver’s license and a fresh lease on your future. To learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.



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Anthony S. VanNoy

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