A driver's license is often more than a luxury. For many people in Ohio, it is necessary to maintain a job, to obtain food for oneself and one's family and to access medical care. Even so, hundreds of thousands of people statewide have had their licenses suspended in the past year alone. In some situations, people lost their licenses as a result of violating traffic laws, but in other cases, the reason for the suspension has nothing to do with driving. For this reason, calls for the state to reform its license suspension laws have received bipartisan support from an increasing number of constituents from across Ohio.
Many people in Ohio might think that a driver has to do something extremely grievous in order to have their driver's license suspended. Certainly, the suspension of a driver's license may well be associated with a serious situation but there are also other situations that may lead a person to have their driving privileges suspended that one would not consider serious. These situations can often put people who may already be facing challenges in an even worse situation as they then become forced to pay very high prices to have their driving privileges reinstated.
If you get your license suspended in Ohio, you are generally not allowed under any circumstances to drive a motor vehicle. There is a possibility that you could get limited driving privileges from the court in some situations. Generally, these limited privileges are restricted to getting to and from work. The purpose is to enable you to keep employment.