In addition to court-imposed penalties for DUI, the Michigan Department of State (aka the Secretary of State) imposes driver’s license sanctions. The driver’s license penalties vary depending on the alcohol offense and the driver’s history.
How to get your driver’s license back after one DUI
After a DUI, your license may be suspended or revoked. A first offense DUI will cause a 180-day suspension of your driver’s license. You may be eligible for a restricted license for all or part of that time, except for the first 30 days.
As you can see, the requirements to get your driver’s license back after a second or subsequent DUI are much more demanding than after a first offense. You must present substantial proof of your sobriety and you also have to testify under oath at a hearing.