4507.16 Suspension of license by trial judge - prohibitions concerning registering, renewing, or transferring vehicle.

(A) The trial judge of any court of record, in addition to or independent of all other penalties provided by law or by ordinance, shall impose upon any person who is convicted of or pleads guilty to perjury or the making of a false affidavit under this chapter, or any other law of this state requiring the registration of motor vehicles or regulating their operation on the highway, a class six suspension of the offender's driver's license, commercial driver's license, temporary instruction permit, probationary license, or nonresident operating privilege from the range specified in division (A)(6) of section 4510.02 of the Revised Code. No judge shall suspend the first three months of suspension of an offender's license, permit, or privilege required by this division.

(B) If the trial judge of any court of record suspends the driver's or commercial driver's license or permit or nonresident operating privilege of a person who is convicted of or pleads guilty to any offense for which a suspension of that type is provided by law or ordinance, in addition to all other penalties provided by law or ordinance, the judge may issue an order prohibiting the offender from registering, renewing, or transferring the registration of any vehicle during the period that the offender's license, permit, or privilege is suspended. The court promptly shall send a copy of the order to the registrar of motor vehicles.

Upon receipt of the order from the court, neither the registrar nor any deputy registrar shall accept any application for the registration, registration renewal, or transfer of registration of any motor vehicle owned or leased by the person named in the order during the period that the person's license, permit, or privilege is suspended, unless the registrar is properly notified by the court that the order of suspension has been canceled. When the period of suspension expires or the order is canceled, the registrar or deputy registrar shall accept the application for registration, registration renewal, or transfer of registration of the person named in the order.

Cite as R.C. § 4507.16

History. Effective Date: 01-01-2004