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Five Common Mistakes Made in Driver's License Restoration

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Getting your license back can be a long and complicated process. It is important to understand the process to get you back on the road. As your attorney, we will walk you through all the paperwork and procedures to help you avoid common mistakes made in the driver’s license restoration process. Michigan laws and regulations change, so it is imperative to have expert legal counsel to help you get your driver’s license back as soon as possible.

Depending on the circumstances of your license suspension or revocation, there are different steps required to get you driving again. If you are a habitual offender, meaning your driving privileges have been revoked more than once in a seven-year period, the administrative rules govern how the license can be reinstated.

The process for these offenders to get their license back is more complicated, compared to a first-time offender who may be issued a restricted license after attending sobriety court.

No matter what the circumstances are surrounding your case, at Grewal Law, we will take the time to learn about the facts surrounding your case. We will gather all the evidence and documentation needed to help you through the reinstatement process.

Contact us for a free quote to help you get driving again at (888) 211-5798.

Five Common Mistakes When Getting Your License Restored

#1 Failure to Plan

The most common mistake made when attempting to get your license reinstated is not planning in advance. There is a lot of documentation required to have a license restored. The hearing process and the required paperwork often depends on what route you can follow based on your offense.

If you do have everything you need when moving forward with your case, the process can be greatly delayed. Your legal counsel at Grewal Law will make sure you understand the timelines and documentation needed for your individual case to help you work towards a license reinstatement.

#2 Not Completing Required Treatment Plans

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case you will be given specific plans for treatment and for probation that must be followed. To have your license reinstated it will be your job to show you have successfully completed these requirements.

Anyone convicted of an alcohol related offense is required to attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings. You will not only need to show documentation of attendance; you will also need to show you are working through the Twelve Steps process outlined by the organization.

Finally, a habitual offender may be required to complete one year of probation. During this time, you will have to follow all the guidelines outlined by your probation officer without having any violations of the probation terms.

#3 Driving Without a License

Sometimes a person thinks he or she can still get away with driving on a suspended or revoked license. If you want to have your driver’s license restored, do not drive without a license. It is not worth the risk of receiving a DWLS (driving while license is suspended or revoked) conviction. If you are caught and are charged with a DWLS additional time will be added to your revocation period.

#4 Providing Evidence of Sobriety

Besides attending AA, most offenders will need to show they have maintained at least six months of abstinence from drugs and alcohol prior to their case being heard. At your hearing, you will need evidence to show your success. The evidence includes submission of notarized letters from individuals who personal know you attesting to your sobriety. Your legal counsel at Grewal Law will help you with this preparation.

If your vehicle has an interlock ignition device on your car, you are required to submit a Final Report from the device. The report must not be older than 30 days and you must show documentation to verify the device was properly installed on your vehicle.

Another piece of evidence you will need to submit is a 10-Panel Urine Drug Test. There are specific guidelines as to what must be tested in the panel, so we will help you find a lab that meets all of the state’s requirements.

#5 Not Hiring Legal Counsel for the License Restoration Process

The process to having your license restored is complicated. Hire a professional license restoration attorney to make sure you have all the necessary paperwork to streamline the process. We will work with you to handle all the documentation required to have your license reinstated helping you get back on the road.

We can help you through the entire process to ensure commons license restoration mistakes are avoided in your case.

Call us today for a free quote at (888) 211-5798.

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