No person whose driver’s * * * license has been suspended under any provision of the Revised Code, other than Ohio R.C. Chapter 4509 [which addresses financial responsibility insurance suspensions] * * *shall operate any motor vehicle upon the public roads and highways or upon any public or private property used by the public for purposes of vehicular travel or parking within [Grove City] during the period of suspension unless the person is granted limited driving privileges and is operating the vehicle in accordance with the terms of the limited driving privileges.
DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSION; IN VIOLATION OF LICENSE RESTRICTION
(Grove City Code 335.071)
Potential Penalties for a Grove City Driving Under Suspension Conviction
A driving under suspension charge in Grove City is a first degree misdemeanor.
Penalties for a first offense Grove City driving under suspension charge may include:
- Up to 6 months in jail
- Up to $1000 fine
- License suspension of up to one year.
In addition to the above, penalties for a Grove City second driving under suspension conviction within three years may include:
- Immobilization of the vehicle involved in the offense for 30 days and the impoundment of that vehicle’s license plates for 30 days.
For a third driving under suspension conviction within three years, penalties may include:
- Immobilization of the vehicle involved in the offense for 60 days and the impoundment of that vehicle’s license plates for 60 days.
For a fourth driving under suspension conviction within three years, penalties may include:
- Criminal forfeiture of the vehicle involved in the offense to the state.
If you have been charged with driving under suspension in Grove City, talk to a Grove City driving under suspension attorney about your options. Our office offers free Grove City driving under suspension consultations. Call (614) 361-2804.