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How to Get Your Driver’s License Back From Suspension by Filing Bankruptcy in Ohio

Filing bankruptcy doesn’t only eliminate most of your debts, but can also help you get your driver’s license back from suspension.  Ohio law considers reinstatement fees as a debt that may be dischargeable or eliminated in bankruptcy under ORC 4510.10(G). As soon as your bankruptcy petition is filed, you can take your bankruptcy petition to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) to get your driver’s license reinstated. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will review the documentation and remove the fees from your record that were included in the bankruptcy petition. Bankruptcy documentation may be filed in person at any Reinstatement Center location or may be mailed to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Attn: Compliance Unit, P.O. Box 16583, Columbus, Ohio 43216-6583.

Will Filing Bankruptcy Get My Driver’s License Back From Suspension?

Yes, filing bankruptcy can help you get your driver’s license back from suspension as long as the offense was not drug or alcohol related.   There are many reasons why one may have their driver’s license suspended.  The top reasons are because of a car accident or driving without insurance.  Filing bankruptcy will not only eliminate the reinstatement fees, but will also eliminate the debt owed from a lawsuit and most of your other debts such as credit cards, medical bills, personal loans, utility bills, and items sent to third-party collections.  You can also eliminate debts owed from an eviction, repossessed vehicle, or a foreclosed home.

Where Do I Go to Get My Driver’s License Back After I File My Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy documentation may be filed in person at any Reinstatement Center location or may be mailed to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Attn: Compliance Unit, P.O. Box 16583, Columbus, Ohio 43216-6583. Additional contact information can be found at www.bmv.ohio.gov/.

Can I Eliminate Reinstatement Fees in My Bankruptcy to Get My Driver’s License Back?

Yes, you can eliminate or discharge reinstatement fees in a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy to get your driver’s license back as long as the offense was not drug or alcohol related. Ohio law considers reinstatement fees as a debt that may be dischargeable in a bankruptcy under ORC 4510.10(G).

My Wages are Getting Garnished Because of a Lawsuit, Can Bankruptcy Help?

Yes, filing bankruptcy will not only help you get your driver’s license back, but will also stop a wage garnishment by Federal law.  As soon as your bankruptcy petition is filed, legal documentation will be sent to the necessary parties and the wage garnishment will stop immediately.

Ways Bankruptcy Can Help Your Financial Situation

  • Get Your Driver’s License Back From Suspension
  • Eliminate Most of Your Debts or Bills
  • Stop a Wage Garnishment
  • Stop a Foreclosure / Sheriff Sale
  • Stop a Vehicle Repossession
  • Stop a Utility Disconnection
  • Stop Creditor Harassment and Give You a Fresh Start
  • Stop or Stall an Eviction

Debts Eliminated by Filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

  • Reinstatement Fees
  • Credit Cards
  • Medical Bills
  • Personal Loans
  • Utility Bills
  • Items Sent to Third-Party Collections
  • Debt Owed From a Foreclosed Home
  • Debt Owed From Repossessed Vehicles
  • Evictions
  • Attorney Fees

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Bankruptcy Attorney That Can Help!

Scheduling a free consultation with an experienced bankruptcy attorney will give you an opportunity to see what all legal avenues are available to you under the applicable law.  Legal counsel will ensure that your rights are protected and can help you get your driver’s license back from suspension. Call today for a free bankruptcy consultation.  Help is just one phone call away! 614-934-1544

The Law Office of M. Sean Cydrus Can Help!

The friendly Law Office of M. Sean Cydrus can help you craft a plan to rebuild your financial future. We understand the stress of financial worry. We use a personal approach to solving your financial challenges and are here to help you through this difficult time. We pride ourselves on the ability to provide our legal expertise with compassion and understanding. We can meet with you at our conveniently located offices in Columbus and Chillicothe. Call today for a free consultation. Help is one phone call away!