If you have a commercial driver’s license in Ohio, you know how important retaining your driving privileges are as they may well be directly linked to your ability to earn an income and support yourself and maybe even your family. For this reason, it is very important that you know what things may interfere with your ability to drive commercially and how to get help if your right to drive a commercial vehicle is ever put at risk.

As explained by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, there are different violations that might find a person with a commercial driver’s license losing the right to drive commercially for as few as 24 hours or as long as life. The specific length of time may be influenced by several factors including the number of prior offenses and the nature of the offense.

Some violations that may result in a suspension of driving privileges include driving with a suspended or revoked license, being involved in a hit-and-run or a fatal accident or failing a substance test. Even refusing to take a substance test might be linked to a suspension of a person’s CDL and so too can be using any vehicle to commit something identified as a felony.

If you would like to learn more about the wide range of violations that may result in the loss of driving privileges for a person with a CDL, please feel free to visit the commercial driver’s violation and rights page of our Ohio defenants’ rights website.