Dearborn Driver's License Attorney
Located just outside the Detroit-Metro area, Dearborn definitely has a suburban feel to it. Like many suburban areas throughout Michigan, public transportation in Dearborn is pretty slim (almost non-existent when you need it!). Therefore, if you’ve had your license suspended or revoked and you live in Dearborn, you can either start pumping up your bicycle tires or call the Dearborn driver’s license attorneys at Grabel & Associates. With a team of dedicated driver’s license attorneys who are highly experienced in Michigan traffic and driver’s license laws, we’ll help you through the suspension or revocation by guiding your license reinstatement or helping you file an appeal with the Michigan Secretary of State.
Moreover, we have a 97% success rate in driver’s license hearings, and if we don’t get you your license at the first hearing, we’ll represent your case free of charge until the day you get back on the roads. The moment you know that your license is suspended or revoked, don’t hesitate - call the leading Dearborn driver’s license attorneys at Grabel & Associates today.
Understanding License Suspensions and Revocations in Michigan
The Michigan Secretary of State will suspend or revoke your driver’s license after a single serious traffic law violation or after a series of more minor traffic violations. In essence, a license suspension serves as a way for the State to review your safe driving habits and give you a chance to get your license back. However, the specific process for getting back your license depends on the circumstances surrounding your license suspension.
The most common reasons for a license suspension or revocation in Michigan include:
- Refusing to take a chemical test or breath test at a DUI stop
- Earning 12 points against your license
- Failing to pay for a traffic citation
- Failing to pay child support
- Failing to attend a scheduled court date
Of course, there are many more ways to get a driver’s license suspended or revoked in Michigan. For instance, mandatory license suspensions can result from reckless driving, UDAA (unlawfully driving away of auto), open intoxicants in vehicle, fleeing and eluding police, and so forth.
What You Can Do About Your License Suspension or Revocation
As mentioned earlier, the processes for getting your license back depend on the circumstances that led to your license suspension or revocation. For example, if your license was suspended for a certain amount of time, you need to wait for that suspension period to pass before you can begin the license reinstatement process. In general, after the suspension period, the Michigan Secretary of State will send you a notice that includes instructions for reinstating your license.
For many license suspensions, the reinstatement process includes:
- Paying the reinstatement fee ($125)
- Completing and sending (along with the check) an Application for Driver’s License Reinstatement Fee form
- Applying for a standard license renewal to obtain a new license
In some cases, you may also need to take a Driver Assessment re-education course. Keep in mind that you may be subject to a probation period for about a year after your license is restored. During the year probation, any new violations may result in an additional suspension.
Driver’s license revocation, on the other hand, is a more complicated process. Generally, after a revocation, you will need to reapply for your driver’s license a year after your first revocation, or five years after any subsequent revocation within seven years.
DUI and Drug-Related Suspensions
DUI and drug-related suspensions require extra steps when trying to reinstate your license. For instance, if you’re considered a Habitual Alcohol Offender, you may be required to appeal to the Driver Assessment and Appeal Division to prove that your alcohol/drug abuse is under control and will remain this way. To request a hearing, you’ll need to complete and send the Request for Hearing (SOS-257/258) as well as other documentation, including:
- Substance Abuse Evaluation form
- Three to six notarized letters from people in your community that testify to your sobriety
- Ignition Interlock final report
- Documentary evidence of support meetings and groups, such as AA
If you disagree with the hearing decision, remember that you can always appeal the decision to a Michigan circuit court.
Our Guarantee for Your Case
At Grabel & Associates, our main goal is to help you gather and complete your driver’s license reinstatement materials and documents, and represent your case in front of a driver’s license hearing. Furthermore, we aim to make your case as strong as possible to dramatically increase your chances for success. In fact, we are so confident regarding our specialized legal representation that we back our legal representation with our firm’s guarantee — if you don’t receive your driver’s license at your hearing with us at your side, Grabel & Associates will represent you, free of charge, until you’re back on the road.
Call Dearborn’s Driver License Attorneys at Grabel & Associates
Getting around Dearborn without a driver’s license can be a challenge, and when the winter rolls around and bicycling is no longer an option, doing even basic chores and errands requires extensive planning and continuous frustration. Fortunately, you have options when your license is suspended or revoked, and our Dearborn driver’s license attorneys are prepared to help you file an appeal. However, it’s critical to act quickly (you must request an administrative hearing within 14 days of your arrest/suspension). To get your license back, call the leading driver’s license attorneys in Dearborn by dialing 1-800-677-9795.