Suspension vs. Revocation

When you have been arrested for a DUI in Ohio, you face the possibility of having your license either suspended or revoked, but what do these terms mean? Ohio license suspension and Ohio license revocation are two very different things and each one depends on a variety of different factors. The specific differences will be discussed below, but if you are facing Ohio DUIcharges, it is best to consult with DUI attorney Peter Binning first to see what type of license loss you can expect. He will review your case and advise you on what to expect and how to fight your charges.

In the simplest terms, an Ohio license suspension is a temporary loss of your driving privileges for a certain amount of time. After the predetermined time has passed, your driving privileges are reinstated. In Ohio, your license is suspended once your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was tested at .08 or higher or you have refused to take the test.

A revocation, on the other hand, means that your driver’s license has become invalid. A license can be revoked for a matter of years or for a lifetime. Once that time period had passed, you will have to re-apply for your driver’s license as if you were applying for the first time. Any tests or other requirements determined by the state of Ohio will have to be met in order for you to obtain a license. Typically, your license will be revoked rather than suspended after you have received a certain amount of points on your license or some other triggering event has occurred.

Whether your license will be suspended or revoked depends on a number of different factors. When you meet with Columbus DUI lawyer Peter Binning, he will review your driving history, arrest report, and criminal background and determine whether you most likely face a license suspension or a revocation. However, you only have a limited time to fight your license suspension. The sooner you call Columbus DUI lawyer Peter Binning, the sooner he can start building your defense to get you back behind the wheel. Call the office today!