Driver’s licenses can be suspended for a number of reasons: too many points on a driver’s license, not paying a traffic ticket, repeated driving while license suspended tickets and drunk driving represent just some of the many reasons.
At Collis & Griffor PC, our experienced criminal defense attorneys have over 30 years’ experience helping people restore their driving privileges in southern Michigan. If your license has been taken away, we will thoroughly investigate the basis for the suspension and determine whether we can get your license reinstated on a full or temporary basis. Don’t just assume you won’t be able to drive — let us help you make sure your driving privileges weren’t suspended or revoked without lawful cause.
How Can A License Be Restored?
License suspensions can occur for a number of reasons, including a drunk driving conviction. For example, a driver’s license will be revoked upon two drinking and driving offenses and cannot be regained until at least a year after the offense. In such a case, only the secretary of state can be petitioned for a restricted or full license. At the hearing, it must be shown that the alleged substance abuse problem is under control and likely to remain under control, and that the likelihood that the individual will drink and drive while under the influence of alcohol is low or minimal.
Depending on why you had your license suspended, the process and requirements to restore it will vary; however it will often require a hearing with the Driver’s License Appeal Division (DLAD). The DLAD is part of the Michigan Secretary of State and is given certain powers under the Administrative Procedure Act. Cases are all overseen by administrative law judges and are formal recorded hearings, very similar to proceedings in a regular court of law.
We Can Help You Drive Again
Whatever caused your suspension, we understand that having your license restored is imperative. Whether you are facing suspensions that were due to driving while suspended, refusal of Breathalyzer, OWI, points-related suspensions, medical suspensions or suspensions related to financial responsibility, hiring a skilled driver’s license restoration lawyer may help you ensure the best outcome for your case.
Call Collis & Griffor PC today at 734-827-1337, or contact us online to set up an appointment for a free consultation. From our office in Ypsilanti, we represent people throughout Ann Arbor and southern Michigan.