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 Suspension:
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.
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Stiefvater Law, LLC has had the privilege to defend countless individuals. Founding Attorney Robert Stiefvater practices throughout Ohio- Federal; including but not limited to the following jurisdictions- County: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, and Summit- the following Municipal: Bedford, Berea, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Lakewood, Lyndhurst, Parma, Rocky River, Shaker Heights, Sandusky, Vermillion, Chardon, Mentor, Painesville, Willoughby, Avon Lake, Elyria, Lorain, Oberlin, Medina, Wadsworth, Canton, Massillon, Akron, and Stow- and the following Mayor’s Beachwood, Boston Heights, Broadview Heights, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Chagrin Falls, Independence, Middleburg Heights, Newburgh Heights, North Royalton, Seven Hills, Strongsville, Avon, North Ridgeville, Brunswick, Boston Heights, Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn, Macedonia, and Northfield.
If you have been charged with a crime or a DUI - OVI, and need an OVI lawyer or local criminal defense attorney:
Trust Attorney Stiefvater to defend you against any of the following criminal charges:
Aiding & Abetting, Accessory, Arson, Assault, Attempt, Battery, Bribery, Burglary, Child Abandonment, Child Abuse, Child Endangering, Child Pornography, Computer Crime, Conspiracy, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Credit Card Fraud, Contempt of Court, Cyber Bullying, Debit Card Fraud, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace, Domestic Violence, Drug Cultivation, Drug Manufacturing, Drug Trafficking, Drug Distribution, Drug Possession, Embezzlement, Extortion, Forgery, Fraud, Harassment, Hate Crime, Homicide, Indecent Exposure, Identity Theft, Insurance Fraud, Kidnapping, Larceny, Manslaughter, Medical Marijuana, Money Laundering, Murder, Open Container, Perjury, Probation Violation, Prostitution, Public Intoxication, RICO (racketeering), Rape, Robbery, Securities Fraud, Sexual Assault, Shoplifting, Solicitation, Stalking, Statutory Rape, Tax Evasion, Tax Fraud, Telemarketing Fraud, Theft, Underage Possession, Vandalism, White Collar Crime, and Wire Fraud;
or any of the following traffic
Assured Clear Distance, Child Restraint Violation, Driving in Marked Lanes, Driving without a License, Driving with a Suspended License, Driving without Registration, Driving with Expired Registration, Driving Under Suspension (DUS), Drunk Driving-DUI-OVI-DWI, Failure to Control, Failure to Yield, Illegal U-Turn, Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Hit-Skip or Hit and Run), Mechanical Violations (Equipment Violations), Reckless Driving (Reckless Operation), Running a Red Light, Running a Stop Sign, Seat Belt Violation, Speeding, Unlawful Vehicle Modifications, and Wrongful Entrustment.