Detroit Driver's License Restoration Attorney

Traffic statistics from the Detroit area are fairly unnerving. In 2015, there were over 22,800 crashes comprised of 116 fatal crashes, 8,000 injured individuals, and over 500 alcohol-related crashes. Although these statistics aren’t indicative of the amount of license suspensions and revocations in Detroit, they do point to a trend of careless driving and plenty of traffic tickets. Driving in Michigan is a necessity and not a luxury, but DUIs, reckless driving, and too many traffic tickets can result in a license suspension or revocation.

If you’ve had your license suspended or revoked for any of a variety of reasons, it will be very difficult to get to work, drop your children off at school, conduct basic errands, and so forth. A suspended or revoked driver’s license can be a massive setback, and the Detroit driver’s license attorneys at Grabel & Associates understand how burdensome this situation can be. As such, our Detroit traffic lawyers are ready to help. When your license is suspended or revoked, make sure to call our law firm for a free consultation regarding your case and to get started getting your driver’s license back.

What to Do If Your Driver’s License Was Suspended

There are many causes of a license suspension in Detroit. Some reasons for a driver’s license suspension are due to specific driving violations, while others are related to violations of other Michigan laws. Below are some of the most common reasons for a driver’s license suspension or revocation in Detroit:

If you believe that your license will be suspended, or it has already been suspended or revoked, the first step is to speak with a prominent driver’s license attorney experienced with cases in the Detroit area.

Once the suspension is over, you should receive a written notice of restoration, and this notice will include the necessary steps you need to take to get your license back. During the suspension, however, you may be able to apply for a restricted license.

Driver’s License Review Hearings in Detroit

If you don’t agree with the suspension, you may appeal to the Michigan Secretary of State and request a hearing in court. To request a review hearing in Detroit, complete the Request for Driver License Appeal Hearing form. The review hearing will occur in front of the Michigan Secretary of State’s Administrative Hearings Section (AHS), previously known as DLAD and DAAD. In addition to the Request for Hearing form, you may have to include other documentation based on the circumstances of the suspension or revocation. For instance, if you lost your license due to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you need to include:

For residents in the Metro-Detroit area, the nearest Michigan Secretary of State Driver Assessment and Appeal Division, where you’ll be appealing the suspension or revocation, is at the following location:

Livonia Area Super Center
17180 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI 48152

There is also a License Appeal Hearing location in Clinton Township, at:

Clinton Township Super Center
37015 S. Gratiot Avenue
Clinton Township, MI 48036

The Secretary of State (SOS) Detroit DMV Offices are located here:

Super Center Branch Office
3046 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202
(888) 767-6424

Secretary of State Branch Office
7760 W. Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI 48209
(888) 767-6424

Secretary of State Branch Office
14634 Mack Ave.
Detroit, MI 48215
(888) 767-6424

Secretary of State Branch Office
8717 Joseph Campau St.
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(888) 767-6424

Secretary of State Branch Office
14301 Woodward Ave.
Highland Park, MI 48203
(888) 767-6424

Driver License Reinstatement Fee

At the end of your suspension, or if you’re successful in getting your license back, you may have to pay a restoration fee of $125 to the Michigan Secretary of State office. In addition to the check, you’ll need to complete and send an Application for Driver's License Reinstatement Fee form.

Keep in mind that after your license is restored, you may be on a one-year probation period, during which time new violations may result in an addition suspension of your license.

Call Detroit’s Driver License Attorneys at Grabel & Associates

Losing your license can be very limiting in Detroit, especially if you need a car to go to work, drop the kids off at school, or conduct essential errands and other tasks. At Grabel & Associates, we boast some of Detroit’s leading driver’s license attorneys, and our team of dedicated attorneys has been successful in over 97% of the hundreds of Michigan driver's license review hearings in which we've participated. Armed with a clear understanding of the law, extensive preparation and experience in Michigan’s traffic courts, and a history of successful cases, the driver’s license attorneys at Grabel & Associates are equipped to give your case the strength it needs. For a free, no-obligation consultation with our attorneys, 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.