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What to Do if Your License Has Been Suspended or Revoked

Daniel J. Larin, P.C. April 24, 2023

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"Most driver's license restoration cases are winnable. I often hear from clients that they have been told that 'you always lose the first time,' this is not true. With proper preparation and attention to detail, most petitioners will be successful if they are no longer drinking. People often believe that they must attend AA or they will be denied. Once again this is not true. Although attending AA is a positive and may help in the restoration process, it is not required; and in most cases, if a person has maintained a term of sobriety without AA, it becomes a non-issue." - Daniel J. Larin

Who Is Eligible?

If your driver's license has been revoked, suspended, or denied, you may be eligible to appeal to the Michigan Secretary of State's Administrative Hearing Section, the Driver License Appeal Division or DLAD, or to the Circuit Court for full or restricted driving privileges.

If your driver's license has been suspended or revoked for any of the following, you may be eligible to appeal for driving privileges:

  • Too many points

  • An implied consent violation, for refusing the breath test

  • Because you were convicted of a crime

Contact our Birmingham DUI defense attorney to learn how he can help you make a successful appeal for a driver's license.

Have a Restricted License & Received a Violation Notice?

If you have violated your restricted license or had a problem with your interlock and have received an "Order of Reinstatement" you must address it within 14 days.

Violations can include:

  • Rolling re-test failure

  • Skipped rolling re-test

  • Tamper circumvent violations

  • Unauthorized de-installation of the interlock device

Why Do I Need a License Restoration Lawyer?

A Driver's License Restoration hearing at the Michigan Secretary of State's (SOS) Administrative Hearing Section can be very complicated. A single misstep can cost both time and money. If an appeal is not successful, the petitioner must wait at least an additional year before the next hearing.

Hearing officers are lawyers and they expect that the petitioner and their lawyer know the law and the rules that govern the restoration process. Officers are required to hold a petitioner to a high legal standard and will not grant a driver's license if the case is not proved through competent evidence.

It is important to have an experienced attorney to guide you through this process. Daniel Larin has successfully represented hundreds of clients in hearings to restore their driving privileges. We personally represent you in creating a comprehensive packet of evidence that can be the difference between getting back on the road or waiting another year.

Call to discuss your rights and options during a free one-hour consultation. You may be eligible for a full license restoration.