Driver’s License Restoration for Non-Michigan Residents

Are You a Non-Michigan Resident Looking for a Driver’s License Restoration Attorney?

Michigan Drivers License Restoration Attorney

If you had your Michigan driver’s license revoked for multiple OWI’s and now live out of state, the Secretary of State cannot give you any kind of Michigan license.  But what it can do is release the “hold” that was created by your revocation which will allow you to obtain a driver’s license in your current state.

Former Michigan residents who now live out of state can apply for a full driver’s license from their home state without having to return to Michigan for a hearing.  The procedure is called an “administrative review.”  The process is the same as it is for an in-person hearing with the exception of having to appear in person.  The driver will need to complete a substance abuse evaluation (SAE), and will also need to turn in letters from people in the community that know something about the driver’s past and present drinking and drug use habits.  In addition, you will need to submit proof of your out of state residency.  Some documents the State will accept include utility bills, paystubs, lease agreements and mortgage statements.

Once The Department of State receives all of the required documentation it will review your submitted documents and will issue a written decision by mail.  If the decision is unfavorable, you will be entitled to request an in-person or video hearing immediately.  The only difference between the in-person hearing and video hearing is the actual physical location of the hearing officer.  You will only have to appear in person at your local Secretary of State branch office, the hearing officer will conduct the hearing via video conferencing from his home office in Michigan.  Just like a regular in-person hearing you are entitled to have an attorney at the video hearing.  Once the hearing is concluded a formal written order either granting or denying your request will be mailed to your home address.

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Everyone knows that the consequences of a drinking and driving offense are tough.  There are many fines and costs to pay, possible jail time, and the loss of your driving privileges for a period of time.  How long your license will be revoked depends on how many drunk driving convictions you have on your record.  Either way, getting your driver’s license restored is a big deal to people and getting through the process the right way the first time is everyone’s goal.  Having an attorney who is highly skilled in restoration cases is imperative to your success.

If you have been charged with a drinking and driving offense in the Oakland, Wayne, or Macomb county communities of Royal Oak, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Warren, Troy, Sterling Heights or any surrounding area and want the best Driver License Restoration attorneys, Call The Law Office of Barton Morris today.  We have a long and proven track record of restoring licenses for Michigan drivers and out of state residents alike.

Attorney Morris has enjoyed a very successful and distinguished career as a trial lawyer providing high quality legal representation in the area of state and federal criminal defense for 19 years. He is known for his trial preparation by fellow attorneys, judges and clients alike. As a trial attorney, he is dedicated to attaining justice in every case, and is prepared to take on complex legal issues with success. Barton and his law firm pride themselves on obtaining results for their clients that other attorneys cannot.

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Not only does Barton Morris have extensive experience, he also engages in continuing legal education to provide the highest quality legal services. Barton has received specialized scientific training through the American Chemical Society. He attended the prestigious Trial Lawyers College and serves on its Alumni Association Board of Directors. Barton Morris is also a board member of several distinguished legal associations including the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys, and the DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association Justice Foundation. He is also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and has also graduated from their National Criminal Defense Trial College in Macon, Georgia.

Barton Morris was chosen as a Top Lawyer of Metro Detroit for 2012, 2013 & 2014 for DUI/DWI and criminal defense by DBusiness Magazine and Hour Magazine. Barton Morris was also chosen as a Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense for 2014-2017 and Barton Morris is the only Lawyer in Michigan designated by the American Chemical Society as a “Forensic Lawyer-Scientist”

April 6th, 2015|