12 Point Suspension in Ohio

In Ohio, if you accumulate 12 points or more on your driving record within a two-year period your license will be suspended.  The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will send you a notice of suspension. Your suspension term begins 20 days after the BMV sends the letter to you, and it lasts 6 months.


If you are pulled over while driving on a 12-point suspension and don’t have driving privileges you will be charged with driving under a 12-point suspension which, carries a minimum sentence of 3 days in jail.  Driving under 12 point suspension will also add 6 additional points on your driving record.


Remedial Driving Class


If you are getting close to 12 points on your driving record, you may want to consider taking a remedial driving class. This will typically provide you with a 2 point credit. This does not reduce the overall number of points you have, but it increases the number of points you can accumulate before the automatic suspension is imposed.  This only applies if the driving course is voluntary; if a remedial driving class is mandated by an Ohio court, then you will not receive a 2 point credit.


Please call us if your facing at 12 point suspension or related charge.  

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