Driving ban and withdrawal of a driving licence as a result of a criminal conviction have different meanings.
The imposition of a driving ban of between one and six months is possible if the (stricter) conditions for withdrawal of the driving licence are not met. The prohibition period begins after the judgment has become final, as soon as the driving licence is taken into official custody, but no later than one month after the judgment has become final. After expiry of the driving ban, the driving licence is automatically returned or returned.
In the event of a withdrawal of the driving licence by the court, the right to drive a motor vehicle expires with the legal force of the judgment and the driving licence is then withdrawn.
If you want to drive again in the future, the driving license must be applied for again. The driving licence can only be issued again after expiry of a blocking period, which the court sets in the judgment. The road traffic authority decides on the re-issue in accordance with the provisions of the StVG and the FeV.