Operating after Suspension (“OAS”) or Operating after Revocation (“OAR”) are both criminal traffic offenses that carry a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and/or a $5,000.00 fine.  The government typically brings these charges against individuals caught driving in the District of Columbia after their license or driving privileges have been suspended or revoked.  A conviction of either crime carries 12 points with the DC DMV and can result in license revocation.