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Aggressive Representation to Restore Your Driving Privileges

There are many reasons why a driver may have his or her license suspended or revoked. One of the most common reasons is multiple drunk driving convictions. If you have had your license suspended in the past, you know how difficult it is to work or live in Michigan without a car. You most likely found it difficult to get to work or to find a job. You might also have experienced trouble getting yourself to doctor appointments, going grocery shopping, or taking your children to school.

If you are without your driver’s license, there are a few steps you can take to have your license restored. A qualified license restoration attorney in Royal Oak can assist you in getting your driving privileges restored. Our team has years of experience assisting clients with Michigan license restoration cases and can put that experience to work for you.

Get started on your case today by calling (248) 809-1402. You can also contact us online.

Restoring Your License

To restore driving privileges in Michigan, you must follow a specific procedure as laid out by the Secretary of State (SOS). A hearing with the SOS must be requested in writing. The hearing will take place no sooner than 20 days after the request. If your driving privileges are not restored after the hearing, you have the option to appeal the decision in circuit court.

It is extremely helpful to seek assistance from a knowledgeable attorney before requesting or attending any license restoration hearings. Our Royal Oak license restoration attorneys can assess your situation and build a strong case on your behalf.

Driving While License Suspended

Driving while your license is suspended, DWLS, is a serious offense in Michigan. The offense is a misdemeanor that comes with a variety of penalties that could include fines and the further suspension or revocation of your license.

There are a number of reasons why your license may have been suspended including:

  • OWI (operating while intoxicated) or DUI/DWI;
  • refusal to submit to a BAC test;
  • excessive tickets (too many points);
  • driving without insurance;
  • vehicle used during commission of felony;
  • in arrears on child support payments; or
  • failure to pay outstanding tickets.

There are some ways to restore your license or be allowed driving privileges if you were found to be driving while your license was suspended. Every case is different and the situation may be complex. The experienced Troy attorneys at the Law Office of John Little, PLLC are available to help you resolve the problem.

Penalties for DWLS

There are a number of different penalties that may apply in a DWLS conviction. The penalties may vary depending upon the type of violation, the seriousness of the infraction, and driving record. If this is the second such offense there will be additional penalties that include the inability to seek a restricted license for a period of 7 years as well as increased fines and prison time. You certainly do not want to have a conviction of DWLS on your record. A qualified Livonia attorney will assist you in reviewing your case and developing a strategy to resolve your situation.

Getting the Charges Reduced

Sometimes the circumstances of your case may provide the ability for your attorney to try to get the charges reduced. This is best accomplished before the formal charges are brought, usually in the initial hearing or first appearance. When the evidence is not strong or when the evidence was not obtained properly it may not be used against you in your case. The charges could be dropped or reduced to less severe charges, which could then be defended more easily in court. A skilled Plymouth attorney will examine every aspect of your case and work to get the charges lowered or dropped whenever possible.

Restricted Driver’s License

You need your driver’s license to get around – especially to get to work. In some cases, Michigan provides a way to obtain a restricted license. The process can be achieved in many situations with help from an experienced Novi DUI attorney. This may be an option to those who cannot successfully resolve the case in any other way. A restricted license may allow you to drive during specific hours, times, or days and can be necessary to keep your job. Not everyone qualifies for a restricted license and not everyone who applies will get one so it is a good idea to have representation by a reputable Berkley attorney from the onset.

If you are dealing with a driving while license suspended charge it is best to seek immediate legal assistance from a knowledgeable attorney. Contact the Law Office of John Little, PLLC at (248) 809-1402 for a free phone consultation to learn about your options.

The Law Office of John Little, PLLC Gets Results

Our team has successfully represented clients in court and has won many appeals. Our legal services have helped many Michigan residents regain their driving privileges and get back to their daily routines.

We understand how difficult it can be to live your life without a driver’s license. Our attorneys work hard day in and day out to fight for those whose licenses have been suspended. If your driver’s license has been revoked or suspended, you probably have many questions – and The Law Office of John Little, PLLC has answers. We look forward to discussing your case during a consultation.

Contact us at (248) 809-1402 to get started with your license restoration in Michigan today.

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