Helping You Get Your Driving Privileges Back
Unlike a license suspension in which the license is reinstated automatically after the holder pays the reinstatement fee, when your license has been revoked you have to apply to the courts to have it restored. Additionally, you will have to attend a Driver License Appeal Division Hearing at which the court will determine if your driving privileges will be reinstated. At The Law Offices of Barton Morris, our driver’s license restoration lawyers in Michigan can help you with all aspects of the process and will be by your side in court, ensuring your rights are aggressively defended.
The Process of Having Your Driver’s License Restored
Most commonly, a driver’s license will be revoked for a specified period following a DUI conviction. For example, your license may be revoked for a year if you receive 2 DUI offenses within 7 years, or it may be revoked for 5 years if you receive 3 DUI offenses within 10 years. At the end of your revocation period, you can apply to have your license reinstated.
The reinstatement process involves:
- Reviewing your driving record and conviction history
- Collecting letters that document your sobriety
- Reviewing your personal history
- Evaluating for substance abuse
- Drug testing
During the hearing, your lawyer will present evidence about your case and, afterward, they will handle any follow-up that is necessary. For example, if you are required to have a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device installed in your car, we will help you obtain the device. If your application is successful, your license will be restored.