One of the most frustrating and socially debilitating penalties the Michigan Secretary of State (SOS) is the suspension of your driver’s license. Without your license, you cannot legally drive yourself anywhere, even to necessary locations such as your workplace. Doing so amounts to a criminal act and you could face additional penalties, including high fines and jail time.
In order to stop the suspension of your license after one or more of the aforementioned conditions are met, you will need to request an administrative hearing within 90 days. At this hearing, which is entirely separate from any criminal trials you might be facing for relevant circumstances, you will need to argue to an administrative judge or panel why your license should not be suspended.
To help you build your argument and fight for your driving privileges, you should team up with White Law PLLC. Our Michigan driver's license attorneys have more than 50 years of combined legal and trial experience we can utilize to advocate persuasively on your behalf. Call (517) 774-2274 today for more information about what you should do next after you learn that your license could be suspended.
Sometimes you will not react fast enough to schedule an administrative hearing. In other situations, the administrative judge or panel may not be swayed by your argument and elect to suspend your license. The typical suspension will last an entire year but if you have had violated insurance laws to warrant the suspension or revocation, it will last until a judge removes it.
To reinstate your license after a suspension, you will need to complete an Application for Driver’s License Reinstatement, prove that you have completed any sentencing related to your suspension, and pay a reinstatement fee. You may be expected to pay anywhere between $25 and $125 for your reinstatement fee.
Our Michigan driver's license restoration lawyers believe that a person’s driving privileges should be protected from excessive or undue punishment. If you think there is any reason why you should be allowed to continue driving, even if you have been arrested for a DUI, do not hesitate to contact our firm as soon as you can. You will find that our tenacity, know-how, and dedication are unmatched throughout Michigan. Based in Okemos, we are ready to help clients across Lansing, Ingham County, and anywhere in Michigan.