Suspension of Driver's License in Michigan


Losing your privilege to drive can create difficult obstacles in your life; driving is essential, a necessity for nearly all of us. While driving is a privilege and not a right, having your license suspended can turn your life upside down. At Grabel & Associates, we have a well-known reputation for getting positive results for our clients. Whether your license was suspended because of a drug or alcohol-related offense or for other reasons, our Michigan drivers license restoration lawyers fully understand how critical it is to your everyday life and career.

Reasons for Driver's License Suspension in Michigan

There are many reasons that an individual's driver's license may be suspended in Michigan; the most common is being convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Your license may also be suspended if you are convicted of a drug offense, fail to comply with a court judgment, fail to respond to a traffic citation or have excessive moving violations. Some of the other reasons for suspension include:

  • Not paying child support
  • Driving with no license
  • Driving without insurance
  • Altering or falsifying vehicle documents
  • Using a vehicle in the commission of a crime
  • Evading police

When you accumulate 12 or more points on your driving record for moving violations, you driver's license will be suspended.

Drunk Driving and License Suspension

Under Michigan law, you must request an administrative hearing within 14 days of being arrested for drunk driving; otherwise you will lose your driving privilege automatically. Additionally, if you have been convicted for two alcohol-related driving offenses within a period of seven years or three offenses within 10 years, your license may be suspended or revoked.

DAAD and Implied Consent Hearings

Individuals who have been convicted on two or more drunk driving offenses must attend an appeal hearing in order to have their driver's license restored - and this in no way guarantees restoration. The DAAD (Driver's Assessment and Appeal Division) will hold your appeal, which you must win; otherwise, you will wait a full year before you can request a new hearing. It is critical that you obtain the guidance and support of a skilled Michigan driver's license restoration attorney in this case to ensure that you have the best possible chance of winning your appeal.

Implied consent hearings are necessary when your driver's license has been suspended due to failure to take a breath or blood test. This type of hearing must be scheduled with the DAAD within 14 days of your arrest. You may want to appeal the suspension of your license, or request an administrative review. We can help you with scheduling of hearing or appeals, and ensure that all requirements in regards to documentation and time limits are met.

Contact a Skilled and Experienced Michigan Driver's License Suspension Attorney Immediately

Don't take chances when it comes to having your driving privilege restored. Whether your license has been suspended for refusing to submit to a chemical test, due to repeat drunk driving convictions or for other reasons as outlined above, we can help. We understand that having a driver's license is a necessity. We will guide you in regards to required documentation, what you must prove at your hearing, and ensure you are fully prepared so that you have the best chance of having your driving privilege restored.

Contact us online or call Grabel & Associates now at 1-800-677-9795 and let us put our winning team to work on your behalf.

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.