Most people take the ability to drive for granted. If your license has been suspended or revoked, you know what a major impact not being able to drive can have on your daily life. At Grewal Law PLLC, we can assist you with all aspects of driver’s license restoration. Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience and an in-depth understanding of the laws regarding driver’s license revocation. Whether your license was suspended as a result of an alcohol or drug-related charge or you currently have a restricted driving license, we can help you fully understand your legal options. It is important that you act quickly; in certain cases, you only have 14 days to request a hearing to appeal your suspended driver’s license.
Get in touch with our team today. Call Grewal Law PLLC at (888) 211-5798 or submit an online contact form to request a free consultation.
Handling All Aspects of Driver’s License Restoration
In Michigan, there are many reasons your driver’s license may have been suspended. If you are convicted of a DUI, OWI, or drug-related offense, you will likely need to wait one year before you can attempt to have your driver’s license reinstated. If you refused a chemical test, such as a breathalyzer, you can request a hearing to appeal your automatic driver’s license suspension within 14 days of your arrest.
At Grewal Law PLLC, we can help you navigate all types of driver’s license restoration issues, including but not limited to:
- Preparing for and attending a driver’s license appeal hearing
- Defense for driving on a suspended driver’s license
- Reinstatement of revoked and suspended driver’s licenses
- Out-of-state driver’s license restoration
- Obtaining substance abuse evaluations
How to Reinstate Your Driver’s License
The process of reinstating your driver’s license in Michigan will depend on the reason behind why your license was suspended or revoked. Typically, you must wait a certain period of time to attempt to have your license restored. This waiting period, again, will depend on the reason your license was revoked.
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Typically, the process of restoring your driver’s license in Michigan is as follows:
- First, you will need to request an administrative hearing through the Michigan Secretary of State’s Driver Assessment and Appeal Division. This is known as a DAAD hearing (formerly known as a DLAD hearing).
- As part of the application, you will need to include a substance abuse evaluation. This evaluation must be completed by a qualified substance abuse counselor and be no more than three months old.
- You will also need to submit documentation with your application that outlines your past/current substance use, as stated by people who know you personally. This is typically included in the form of a letter along with your substance abuse evaluation.
- If you have been previously ordered to have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle, you will also need to include a copy of the final report from the device with your hearing application.
- After submitting all required documents and paperwork, you will be informed whether or not your request was accepted. If so, you will be notified of a hearing date. You may be required to attend the hearing in person or via video conference.
- At the conclusion of your hearing, during which our attorneys can represent you and show that you have completed the necessary steps for driver’s license restoration, you may receive a decision right away, or you may need to wait for a decision by mail.
This process can take a considerable amount of time. It is important that you have an experienced attorney on your side who can help you navigate the legal system and ensure that you do not commit any mistakes that may jeopardize your chances of restoring your driving privileges. It is also important to note that there are fees required to reinstate your license. You will be responsible for paying these fees at the required times.
Call Grewal Law PLLC for a Free Case Evaluation
Reinstating your driver’s license is often a complex and lengthy process. At Grewal Law PLLC, we can help simplify and streamline this process, offering sound legal advice and answering any questions you may have. Our Michigan license restoration attorneys are committed to fighting for you and working to get you back on the road as soon as possible. During the DAAD/DLAD hearing process, we can go over everything that is expected of you so that you remain informed every step of the way. While serving as your representative, we can also go over any other necessary steps required by the Secretary of State to get you driving again.
Call (888) 211-5798 or contact us online to request a free, confidential consultation.