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License Suspensions - Driving Privileges

In Ohio, license suspensions are either issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) or ordered by the court (judicial suspension).

BMV suspensions are often the result of 12 or more points on your license, failure to have insurance (FRA suspension), the immediate suspension when you’re charged with OVI (Administrative License Suspension), or failure to pay child support.

Court ordered suspensions are often the result of drunk driving (DUI or OVI), driving under suspension (DUS), endangering children, wrongful entrustment, drug, or other criminal and traffic convictions.

If you are faced with a driver’s license suspension, contact Stiefvater Law, LLC to protect your right to drive.  If you are currently under a license suspension call to determine if/when you are eligible for driving privileges.

The remainder of this page outlines the different classifications of both BMV and judicial license suspensions.

Court Ordered License Suspensions 

Class One Suspension

License suspension is for a definite period for the life of the person subject to the suspension.

Class Two Suspension

License suspension is for a definite period of three (3) years to life.

Class Three Suspension

License suspension is for a definite period of two (2) to ten (10) years.

Class Four Suspension

License suspension is for a definite period of one (1) to five (5) years.

Class Five Suspension

License suspension is for a definite period of six (6) months to three (3) years.

Class Six Suspension

License suspension is for a definite period of three (3) months to two (2) years.

Class Seven Suspension

License suspension is for a definite period not to exceed one (1) year.

Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) License Suspensions 

Class A Suspension

Driving privileges are suspended for three (3) years.

Class B Suspension

Driving privileges are suspended for two (2) years.

Class C Suspension

Driving privileges are suspended for one (1) year.

Class D Suspension

Driving privileges are suspended for six (6) months.

Class E Suspension

Driving privileges are suspended for three (3) months.

Class F Suspension

Driving privileges are suspended until conditions (determined by the BMV) are met.