Twelve Point Suspension
This memorandum has been prepared by the Chardon Municipal Court to assist you in understanding the traffic laws of the State of Ohio. Section 4507.02(l) of the Ohio Revised Code says that, if an individual has charged against him twelve (12) points within a two (2) year period, that person's license shall be suspended for six (6) months subject to a certain prescribed appeal procedure.
How Points Are Assessed
SIX POINT VIOLATION
- Vehicular Homicide
- D.U.I. or D.W.I.
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Fleeing or Eluding a Police Officer
- Drag Racing
- Driving under Suspension
TWO POINT VIOLATION
- All other moving traffic violations including speeding, left of center, failure to yield, etc.
- On violations of speeding laws of 55 m.p.h. or 65 m.p.h. speed zones, the points are determined in a different manner which the Court will explain to you
FOUR POINT VIOLATION
- Reckless Operation
If you do receive twelve (12) points in a two (2) year period, you will lose your license for six (6) months. However, you can obtain driving privileges if you appeal your suspension to the Municipal or County Court in the jurisdiction in which you live requesting driving privileges. This MUST be done WITHIN twenty (20) DAYS FROM THE DATE THE NOTICE WAS SENT TO YOU BY THE B.M.V. (Bureau of Motor Vehicles), not twenty (20) days from the time you received the notice but twenty (20) DAYS FROM THE DATE THEY MAILED IT TO YOU. The Appeal cost is eighty-five dollars ($85.00). Submit to Court the B.M.V. letter of suspension and the required Petition for Driving Privileges (click link to download).