Warren Driver's License Restoration Attorney

There are many ways to get your license suspended in Michigan. Some of the most common ways include a guilty conviction for DUI, excessive point violations, and even non-driving-related offenses, such as not paying child support. A suspended or revoked license means that you cannot drive at all, and in the Warren, MI area, you’ll definitely confront some difficulties getting around without your driving privileges.

Whether you were arrested for DUI, or you’re facing a license suspension for another reason, it’s essential to contact the leading Warren driver’s license attorneys at Grabel & Associates. Our dedicated attorneys will walk you through the suspension process, and we’ll represent your case while fighting for the best possible solution. For a free consultation with our DL attorneys, call us today at 1-800-677-9795. In the meantime, you can learn more about the driver’s license suspension process in Michigan below.

Mandatory Driver License Suspensions and Revocations

According to the Michigan Secretary of State, driving is a privilege that can be taken away for a variety of reasons. For certain violations, the Secretary of State must, by law, automatically suspend or revoke a person’s driver’s license. The length of the suspension or revocation, however, depends on the type of violation or unsafe driving behavior, the driver’s record, and the driver’s willingness to comply with assessment recommendations and requirements.

The most severe licensing action is a revocation (MCL 257.52); in this case, the State terminates the driver’s license and the driver will need to reapply to the Department after the revocation term is finished. However, keep in mind that there is no guarantee that the State will return your license after the minimum period of revocation. You may need to prove to the State that you can practice safe driving habits.

A suspension, on the other hand, occurs over a set period of time. When the term of the suspension is over, you may need to appear at a branch office, such as your local DMV. In Warren, there are two locations where you can reinstate your license, including:

Secretary of State Branch Office (Warren) of Warren, Michigan
11533 E. 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48093
(888) 767-6424

Secretary of State Branch Office #3 of Detroit, Michigan
9560 E. Eight Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48234
(888) 767-6424

What to Do After Your License is Suspended

If you receive notice that your license has been suspended, it’s essential to remember that this is a serious issue and that you need to adhere to Michigan laws or face more severe penalties. For this reason, if your license was suspended, you need to talk to a Michigan DWI attorney or a traffic attorney.

Some of the most crucial things to remember/do after a license suspension include:

  • Surrender your license. If the court hasn’t taken your license away, you’ll need to surrender it to the Michigan Secretary of State, whether in person or by mail at the following address:
    • Michigan Department of State, Lansing, MI 48918
  • You cannot drive. If caught driving on a suspended license, the suspension term will be increased and you could face other penalties, such as imprisonment for up to 5 years.
  • After serving the term of your suspension, the Secretary of State should send you a written notice of restoration. This notice should include instructions on how to reinstate your Michigan driver’s license. Make sure to refrain from driving until the Michigan SOS has given you a valid, replacement license.
  • If your license was suspended, you may be able to apply for a restricted license that lets you drive to work, school, or receive medical treatment.

Furthermore, at the time of your license suspension, you can appeal the decision by completing and filing a Request for Driver License Appeal Hearing form. If you lost your license for excessive point violations, you may be able to reduce points with a Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC).

How a Driver’s License Attorney Can Help

At Grabel & Associates, we’re not only experienced driver’s license attorneys in Michigan, we’re also successful trial attorneys with a 97% success rate at driver’s license review hearings. We’ll fight hard and diligently to restore your driving privileges. Whether you’re appealing the driver’s license suspension at the DLAD/DAAD (also known as Administrative Hearings Section), you’re attempting to get your license back, or you need legal help, we’ll use in-depth knowledge of Michigan traffic law to guide you through the process and represent your case every step of the way.

Call the Attorneys at Grabel & Associates Today

Going through a license suspension or revocation can be a stressful experience, especially because you’ll have to start relying on friends, family, a bicycle, and public transportation to get around. However, the sooner that you call our driver’s license law firm, the sooner that we can act on your behalf and get you back on the road. For a free consultation, call our Michigan 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.