Are You a Non-Michigan Resident Looking for a Driver’s License Restoration Attorney?
If so, you will need to request an Administrative Review of your driver’s license.
If you had your Michigan driver’s license revoked for multiple OWIs and now live out of state, the Secretary of State (SOS) cannot grant you any kind of Michigan license. However, they can release the “hold” that was created by your revocation, which will allow you to obtain a driver’s license in your current state.
This process is similar to an in-state driver license restoration, in that you must submit a Petitioner’s Evidence Affidavit, Substance Use Evaluation, 12-panel drug test and letters of support. Additionally, you must also submit proof of your current residency.
You Do Not Need To Come Back To Michigan
The out-of-state process differs in that you do not need to appear in Michigan for a hearing. Rather, the Michigan Secretary of State will review your documents and either grant or deny your request to clear the Michigan hold on your driver license. If your request is granted, then you are free to pursue a driver license in the state where you currently live. If your request is denied, you are entitled to pursue a Hearing.
You will only have to appear in person at your local Secretary of State (SOS) 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.’
Experience and Written Evidence Makes a World of Difference
As always, your written evidence is paramount to your success. It’s crucial to have an experienced attorney help prepare all of your documents and refer you to an experienced counselor to prepare you for your Substance Use Evaluation. The Secretary of State’s requirements are very particular, and all of your documents must comply with their strict standards. People often hire an attorney only after trying the Administrative Review on their own.
Not only does this delay the time to obtain the clearance, but it also hinders the likelihood of success since everything submitted becomes a part of the permanent Secretary of State file.
How Long Will It Take?
The process can take anywhere between 6-8 weeks. Following our proven path of success will ensure the quickest result within 10 weeks.
How Much Will It Cost?
Our out of state license restoration starts at $3,900. The value of our service far exceeds that cost. We will work aggressively to make sure this process is successful and smooth for you. We handle hundreds of cases per year; therefore, it is vital to choose the firm with the experience and process to complete this next major step for you.
Why Choose Us?
We are one of the top license restoration firms in Michigan with an average success rate of 98%. Having an experienced attorney by your side will ensure that all of your documents are perfect and your request for Administrative Review can be submitted in less than a month.
We have a long and proven track record of restoring licenses for Michigan drivers and out of state residents alike. Contact our team of legal professionals today, and let’s get you back on the road.
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 20 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.
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, 2019 and 2020 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 2014-2020 and Barton Morris is the only Lawyer in Michigan designated by the American Chemical Society as a “Forensic Lawyer-Scientist”