What Is A Non-Compliance Suspension?
A non-compliance suspension stems from failing to show proof of insurance at the time of an accident or traffic offense, failure to pay a court ordered judgment, or from those wonderful random letters seeking verification of your insurance status. These suspensions run ninety days for the first offense, one year for the second, and two years for each offense thereafter for each offense committed within a five year period.
In addition, the revised code staggers the reinstatement fee and the ability to obtain limited driving privileges. Pursuant to R.C. 4503.232, 4510.52 and 4510.53 all driver licenses, CDLs and license plates received by the BMV are destroyed and must be repurchased once the reinstatement requirements are met. One of the most onerous provisions of this suspension is the requirement that the driver/owner maintain “HIGH RISK” insurance for three years (on a 1st, 5 yrs on subsequent).
What Can My Attorney Do To Help?
At your disposition, the court will ask whether or not you have shown proof of insurance. You attorney can protect you from a non-compliance suspension by filing for driving privileges. The request for driving privileges is supplemented with proof of insurance. If you do not file for privileges, your attorney will tell you to bring proof with you. Lately, we have been filing a proof of insurance motion with the court, so that this will not be an issue for our clients.
Avoid The Noid
Domino’s Pizza had an old advertisement featuring an annoying fellow called the ‘Noid. It represented those things in life that just ruin your day. Getting letters from the BMV is the ultimate ‘Noid. Avoid fees and, in the worst case, an untimely arrest because of a failure to do something easy.
Call us if you have any questions about your license. We can help you get street legal.