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Ohio Amnesty Program Helps Get Suspended Drivers Back on the Road

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Effective January 31, 2019, and running until July 31, hundreds of thousands of Ohio motorists who have their driving privileges suspended have an opportunity to regain their driver’s license under a new reinstatement fee amnesty program that aims to eliminate an obstacle for employees and students.

However, individuals who have commit crimes involving alcohol, drugs, deadly weapons, or sex crimes are not eligible. In addition, permit and commercial driver’s license suspensions do not apply.

The six-month program is only open to license suspensions for 25 specific offenses, which include the following:

  • License suspension from a car accident or reckless driving
  • License suspension due to a theft conviction
  • Driving a vehicle without insurance
  • Failure to stop for a school bus
  • Truancy or juvenile delinquency
  • Texting while driving
  • Municipal ordinance violation

Those who are eligible to apply must complete all court-ordered sanctions—such as fines—associated with the offense. Then you must wait at least 18 months have passed since your suspension period ended.

If you are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), you may be eligible for a reinstatement-fee waiver.

For more information on how to apply, contact Patituce & Associates today at (440) 471-7784 and schedule a free consultation today.