Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio

Q: What is a liscense fortification suspension

I missed court but was told if box wasn't checked I didn't have to appear now they trying to take my driver license which I never had been driving since I was 16

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Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: A license forfeiture is a process by which a court invalidates your license to force you to deal with them. If you want your license back, you need to obtain a document called a release of forfeiture from the court. It is true that you do not have to appear in court, if they don't check the box. But you do have to pay the ticket before the court date, if you do not want to appear. If you do not pay and do not appear, they can issue a license forfeiture, a warrant, or both.

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