Resourceful Ohio License Suspension Lawyer
Ernst & Associates’ reputable attorneys serve West Chester, Mason and Lebanon, Ohio
Our staff of skilled criminal defense attorneys works diligently to save your driving privileges. We know that losing your license can be a substantial hardship on you and your family and may even threaten your livelihood. The attorneys at Ernst & Associates have more than 25 years of experience addressing license suspension issues and their collateral consequences. We have successfully worked with the courts and government agencies to clear up the underlying causes of the suspension or revocation.
Defining your license suspension
Driving on a suspended license in Ohio is a crime. Depending on the nature of your suspension, you may be facing serious misdemeanor or even felony charges.
A driver’s license can be suspended for various reasons in Ohio:
- Failure to appear in court
- Failure to pay fines
- Causing an accident while uninsured
- Certain medical conditions or disabilities
- Conviction for aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular homicide or vehicular manslaughter
- Conviction for driving under the influence offenses
- Refusing a blood alcohol content (BAC) test
- Having a BAC over the legal limit
- Driving while uninsured
- Court order or judgment revoking or suspending a license
- Accumulation of more than 12 driving points in a two-year period
- Unsatisfied civil judgments
- Failure to pay child support
A driver can even receive a lifetime driver’s license suspension as the result of a vehicular homicide or manslaughter. Driving while you have a lifetime suspension is a felony and is punishable by a term in state prison.
Ohio defenses and exceptions to driving on a suspended license
As in all criminal cases, the burden of proof falls on the prosecution. Ernst & Associates’ experienced Ohio license suspension attorneys can help you defeat these serious charges. We can provide affirmative defenses as well as fight the underlying suspension.
Even if your license remains suspended, Ernst & Associate can help you seek a hardship license. Ohio provides for limited driving privileges under certain circumstances:
- Occupational, educational, vocational or medical purposes
- Taking the drivers or commercial driver’s license examination
- Attending court-ordered treatment
Lebanon, Ohio license suspension attorneys are ready to help
Contact Ernst & Associates today online or by telephone at 513-268-0738 for a free initial consultation on how to save your driving privileges in Ohio.