ALS Driver's License Suspension in Cincinnati
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If your license has been suspended, the consequences can spread to several areas of your life, especially impacting your job and ability to get to important appointments. An Administrative License Suspension (ALS) may be required for individuals charged with Operating a Vehicle Impaired (OVI).
With the help of a seasoned Cincinnati DUI attorney, you can fight your charges and petition for the ability to drive with limited privileges. The laws associated with OVI charges are serious, and it can be difficult to combat them on your own. Our firm has over a decade of experience and would be honored to represent you!
How Does an ALS Work?
If an officer pulls you over for suspected driving while intoxicated, he can require you to take a sobriety test.
Test results that show a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above the legal limit of .08 can result in an automatic license suspension.
Based on any previous offenses on your record, or if you refuse to take the sobriety test, the officer will determine the length of time your license will be suspended. ALS orders last between one and five years.
What if I Need to Drive During My ALS?
The need to drive to work can make an ALS even more difficult than it already is. If your situation warrants it, you can petition for limited driving privileges after your "hard suspension" has ended. These privileges are usually only for medical, educational, or work-related purposes.
The length of your hard suspension can vary, based on circumstances:
- First 15 days of suspension for a first offense
- First 30 days of suspension for an individual with an OVI conviction in the last 6 years
- First 180 days of suspension for an individual with 2 OVI convictions in the last 6 years
- No driving privileges for individuals with 3 or more OVI convictions in the last 6 years
Unfortunately, OVI charges resulting in an ALS are much more serious for those with a commercial drivers' license (CDL). The first OVI charge can cause a license suspension for one year, but a second OVI charge will revoke the commercial license entirely.
To protect your future and your livelihood, contact Herzner Law, LLC today. A Cincinnati DUI attorney can help you petition for limited driving privileges, as well as fight your OVI charge. Our team will be committed to your case until we reach the most favorable possible outcome.
Don't wait! Call our firm at (513) 280-8405 and speak with our award-winning attorneys today.