Ann Arbor Driver's License Restoration Attorney


For Ann Arbor residents, losing a driver’s license can impose a whole range of problems. In essence, you’ll be unable to drive anywhere unless you petition the court (or receive) a restricted license, and getting around Ann Arbor and the nearby countryside without a car presents an endless wave of frustrations. Instead of planning on how you’ll get around, or preparing to buy a bicycle, you should talk to an Ann Arbor driver’s license attorney if your license was either suspended or revoked.

At Grabel & Associates, our driver’s license attorneys boast a 97% success rate representing Michigan residents at their driver's license review hearings, and we have the knowledge of state laws and experience to help you too. Whether you have a license suspension or license revocation due to a DUI (or driving under the influence of drugs) or for any of the other reasons you can lose a license in Michigan, make sure to call Grabel & Associates as soon as possible for Michigan’s top driver’s license lawyers who’ll relentlessly fight for you.

Losing Your Driver’s License in Michigan

There are several reasons why your driver’s license can be suspended or revoked. Perhaps the most common reason, however, is a suspension or revocation following an arrest for driving under the influence (of alcohol or drugs). Michigan drivers can also lose their licenses by violating too many traffic laws (based on Michigan’s 12 point system), driving without insurance, failing to pay child support or attend a scheduled court date, and so on.

If you lost your license due to moving violations, then you may be required to go to court and/or take a driver’s education course in order to reinstate your license. If you lost your license due to a first-offense DUI, then you may be required to attend a drug and alcohol awareness court. The circumstances surrounding the license suspension or revocation typically determine the protocol for getting your license back.

Driver License Hearing Request

Just because the courts ruled a license suspension or revocation, it doesn’t mean the fight is over. Instead, you can request a driver license hearing to appeal the revocation. For instance, if your license was revoked due to multiple substance abuse violations, you’ll need to document your sobriety with the following items:

It may also be important to show to the courts that you haven’t touched alcohol for at least 12 months (especially if your license revocation was due to multiple DUIs).

In license revocation cases, you will need to apply for your license reinstatement with the Driver Assessment Appeal Division of the State Department in order to get back on the road. To begin challenging the State’s decision to revoke your license, you can start by filling in the Request for Driver License Appeal Hearing form and mail or fax it to:

Driver Assessment and Appeal Division
P.O. Box 30196
Lansing, MI 48909-7696.
Fax: (517) 335-2190 or (517) 335-2189

Fortunately, one of the state’s License Appeal Hearing locations is located right in Ann Arbor. The address of the hearing location is:

Washtenaw County Plus
353 N Maple
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Completing a Driver Improvement Program

Ann Arbor drivers who had their license suspended due to excessive moving violations (earning too many points against the license) may be eligible to enroll in a Driver Improvement Program. Completing this program could enable the driver to avoid having his/her license suspended. The Michigan Secretary of State provides an approved list of certified driver education providers. However, it’s essential to speak to your attorney before enrolling in a class.

Our Written Guarantee

Grabel & Associates is one of the most dedicated law firms serving clients throughout Michigan. We’ve helped numerous individuals in the Ann Arbor area with driver's license reinstatements, suspension and revocation appeals, and other license-related legal issues and we carry a 97% success rate at driver’s license review hearings.

Furthermore, our Ann Arbor driver’s license attorneys take this responsibility very seriously, and our main objective is to get your license back at the first driver’s license hearing. If you are not successful in obtaining driving privileges at your hearing with us at your side, Grabel & Associates will represent you free of charge until you are back on the road.

Call Grabel & Associates Today

Getting your license back in an efficient manner is crucial; as it means that you can return to the road and retake your freedom sooner. Whether you were arrested for a DUI or you had your license suspended or revoked for other reasons, the dedicated driver’s license attorneys at Grabel & Associates can help. For a free, no-obligation consultation with our law firm, call us today at 1-800-677-9795.

Please note: Recently DLAD/DAAD changed their name to the Administrative Hearings Section (AHS). Common use of the name AHS has not yet been widely accepted and the entity responsible for driver’s license hearings is still referred to as DLAD/DAAD in almost all legal areas, which is why we continue to use the term “DLAD/DAAD” throughout our website. More information about this change can be found at the Michigan Secretary of State’s website here.