Category Archives: License Reinstatement
Judge Nicastro and Robert Walton published the 6th Edition of the Ohio Driver’s License Reinstatement Handbook today. The new edition explains the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ permanent debt reduction and amnesty program, omits several repealed suspensions and summarizes some relevant case law. Although limited, the case law in this area is illuminating. State v. […]
The BMV used to mail out random letters to Ohio drivers requiring them to provide current proof of financial responsibility. If the driver failed to respond or did not have proof of financial responsibility the first time, his license was suspended until he filed an SR-22 certificate and paid a $150.00 reinstatement fee. By a […]
Failure to comply with R.C. 4509.06 by providing proof of financial responsibility after an accident results in a non-compliance suspension but also a separate security suspension. The BMV sends the non-compliant person a notice that he is required to make a security deposit to the BMV in an amount of the estimated injury or property […]
What is a non-compliance suspension? A non-compliance suspension is imposed by the BMV under R.C. 4509.101. A person cannot operate or permit the operation of a vehicle unless proof of financial responsibility (FR) is maintained for that vehicle. If the driver of the vehicle does not own it, he or the owner must have coverage […]
Seeking a remedy by litigating a BMV suspension is a better option than requesting an administrative hearing before the BMV. Little known and rarely used, R.C. 4510.73 permits most BMV suspensions to be appealed to municipal court as an alternative to seeking a review by an administrative officer of the BMV.