Charter Township of Clinton Driver's License Attorney


Not having a driver’s license in the Charter Township of Clinton can present a wide range of challenges. This is especially true as Clinton is located near the outskirts of the greater Detroit metro area; heading north of the city puts you right in the vast Michigan countryside. Among senior citizens and handicapped and disabled persons, getting around without a license is possible (check out the SMART bus). For everyone else, however, public transportation around Clinton and the surrounding areas is virtually non-existent.

As some of the top-rated Charter Township of Clinton driver’s license attorneys, we at Grabel & Associates sympathize with individuals facing a license suspension or revocation, or who are having difficulties getting their license back. Our attorneys have years of experience in the widest range of driver’s license cases, and we have a success rate of over 97% at driver's license review hearings. If you lost your license due to DUI, losing too many points, and more, call our Michigan driver’s license law firm today at 1-800-677-9795. Free emergency consultations are available.

What is a License Suspension in Michigan?

There are many ways to lose your driving privileges in the State of Michigan. However, one of the fastest ways to get your license suspended is to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Other ways to lose your license involve specific driving violations (Mich. Comp. Laws § 257.320a(1)) as well as State law violations. Following are just some of the ways that you can get your license suspended in Michigan:

  • Driving under the influence: If found guilty of DUI, your Michigan driver’s license will most likely be suspended. The length of the suspension depends on the severity of the crime. For instance, a first DUI offense can result in a license suspension for thirty days, thereafter restricted for 150 days; a second offense may result in a revocation for at least a year.
  • Excessive moving violations: If you accumulate 12 or more points for moving violations, then your license may be suspended. At this point, you may need a driver assessment reexamination.
  • Driving with a suspended license (or no license): Driving with a suspended license may extend the length of the suspension while also carrying other penalties (aka imprisonment). Your driver’s license may also be suspended if you’re caught driving without your license.
  • Driving without insurance: Failure to provide proof of satisfactory auto insurance can result in a license suspension.
  • Other driving and non-driving violations: Your license could also be suspended if you were convicted of a felony that involved a vehicle, if you failed to stop at the scene of an accident involving injury, you did not appear to court for certain citations, or you failed to appear at a child support hearing or didn’t comply with a child support order.

In addition to these ways to lose a license in Michigan, you can also lose your license if you have a physical or psychological disqualification, you were stealing motor vehicle gas, you changed or falsified a vehicle document, or you evaded a police officer. d

Appealing a Driver’s License Suspension in the Charter Township of Clinton

After receiving a suspension that you wish to challenge, you may be able to request a hearing in court. To do this, you’ll need to fill 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

What is a License Revocation in Michigan?

A driver’s license revocation is a little different than a suspension. Often, a license revocation is the result of a conviction for certain driving offenses, and a revocation could remove your driving privileges for a minimum period of one to five years. A license revocation can also occur when the State determines that you do not possess the physical, mental, or other qualifications necessary to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Following the revocation period, it’s essential to remember that your revocation will remain until you attend and complete a Driver Assessment reexamination, where you’ll need to prove that you no longer have the condition that led to the revocation. For instance, you may need to submit a substance abuse evaluation form, evidence of sobriety, or a physician's statement of examination.

Call Grabel & Associates

Losing your driver’s license can be stressful, but by contacting the leading driver’s license attorneys in the Charter Township of Clinton, you can improve your chances of getting your license back and getting back on the road. With a clear understanding of Michigan laws, and an ability to explain the driver’s license processes to you in a straightforward manner, our team of dedicated attorneys have been successful in 97% of the hundreds of Michigan driver's license review hearings.

For a free consultation with our Clinton driver’s license attorneys, call our driver’s license law firm today at 1-800-677-9795. Emergency consultations are available 24/7.

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.