Get Your Drivers License Back
If your license has been suspended or revoked, but the license suspension or license revocation period has ended, you may think that you can simply go in and you will automatically have your license reinstated. Unfortunately, there are specific steps you must take prior to your driver’s license restoration hearing to get your license back, regardless of whether you lost your drivers license because of multiple DUI charges or other offenses. If those steps have not been taken before your restoration hearing, you are likely to lose your license for another year.
At the Schwartz Criminal Defense Firm, we know how to handle driver’s license hearings and you will have a lawyer who will carefully review your situation. We can help you get your license back and we have the experience to make the hard judgement calls that can save you from another year’s suspension.
Call us at (248) 266-8720 or send us an e-mail to discuss getting your license back with the help of an experienced attorney.
Driving privileges are taken away in Michigan when a person has obtained:
*Any combination of OWI (drugs or alcohol-based), High BAC, impaired driving, and 1 offense for zero tolerance can be counted.
You’ll need to go through the Secretary of State’s Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight, formerly known as the Administrative Hearings Section (AHS). Your case will go before a “hearing officer”.
Prior to that, you’ll need to:
We recommend contacting us about your license restoration hearing so we can properly walk you through the steps and ensure you get the legal support you need.
Before requesting a driver’s license restoration hearing, we recommend meeting with us to go over the steps you’ll need to take before that hearing can take place.
We can help you fill out the forms you’ll need to submit for the request for a hearing, put all the pieces together, and send it to the Secretary of State. Please note that if any of the steps are missing, the Secretary of State will not schedule your hearing. Once submitted, it can take two to three months for the hearing to held and you’ll receive notice of the hearing around three weeks prior to your scheduled appearance.
It’s beneficial to have legal representation with you at your hearing because every Secretary of State office runs the hearings differently and an experienced attorney will know how to navigate through each office.