Driver's License Issues

Cleveland Driver's License Attorney

Ohio Commercial Driver's License Issues Lawyer

Driver's license issues may crop-up from all sort of reasons: following a DUI charge or conviction or a simple traffic accident, for a failure to have or prove that you had auto insurance, for failing to pay your child support obligation, for accumulating 12 points within a 2 year period or for being convicted of possessing marijuana (maximum $150 fine and a drivers license suspension of 6 months to 5 years!!). Some suspensions carry mandatory reinstatement fees as high as $425 and some as low as $30.

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Losing your ability to drive can be a life-altering impediment that may prevent you from going to work, caring for your family, or managing your day-to-day affairs. And instead of making it easy and simple to get your license back, the government has placed one stumbling block after another in the way of getting your driver's license back.

I am experienced criminal defense attorney Mark Gardner and I handle all drivers' license matters, including commercial driver's license suspensions. Getting a CDL license reinstated is so difficult that many attorneys don't know the first step to getting their clients' licenses back. But I do. Whether the hold-up is on the Court's side or the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) side, I will attack every impediment preventing you from lawfully driving your car on the road.

Contact the Law Office of Mark Gardner to begin an effort to get your license back and get your driver's license points and legal issues resolved.

If you have a CDL (commercial driver's license), there are a whole different set of rules for you to live by. If you don't follow these rules, you just cost yourself your career. Driver's who have commercial driving licenses (CDL) are subject to special laws and rules regarding driving under the influence (DUI).

You can be disqualified or lose your commercial driver's license for certain convictions. See a list of convictions leading to disqualification under R.C. 4506.16.

I am experienced criminal defense attorney Mark Gardner and I handle all drivers' license matters, including:

I also represent clients in the following criminal actions

My goal is to get your license returned so that you can return to work, school, or your family, and protect your livelihood. I know the severe consequences of losing a license and will work hard to get your license back and your underlying legal issues resolved.

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Disqualification Under R.C. 4506.16

You can be disqualified or lose your commercial driver's license for certain convictions.

ORC

Description

Length of Suspension

4506.16(D)5

Two serious traffic violations within a three year period

60 Days

4506.16(D)6

Three serious traffic violations within a three year period

120 days

FIRST CONVICTION

ORC

Description

Length of Suspension

4506.15(A)2

BAC of .04% or more

One year

4506.15(A)5

Under influence of controlled substance

One year

4506.15(A)6

Using the commercial vehicle in the commission of a felony

One year

4506.15(A)7

Refusing to submit to a blood, breath or urine test

One year

If convicted of any of the above while operating a vehicle placarded for hazardous materials, the disqualification increases to three years under 4506.16(B)6 of the ORC.

SECOND CONVICTION

ORC

Description

Length of Suspension

4506.15(A)2

BAC of .04% or more

Life

4506.15(A)5

Under influence of controlled substance

Life

4506.15(D)

Leaving the scene of a traffic crash

Life

4506.15(E)

Using the commercial vehicle in the commission of a felony

Life

4506.15(F)

Refusing to submit to a blood, breath or urine test

Life

4506.16(B)4

First time commission of a felony with a controlled substance

Life

4506.15(A)7

First Violation of Out of Service

90 days

4506.16(A)2

Second Violation of Out of Service

1 year

4506.16(A)3

Third Violation of Out of Service

3 year

VIOLATION OF OUT-OF-SERVICE (TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS)

ORC

Description

Length of Suspension

4506.16(B)1

First Violation of Out-of-Service

180 days

4506.16(B)2

Second Violation of Out-of-Service

3 years