We often take our driving privileges for granted. However, if you've had your Michigan driver's license suspended or revoked, it's likely you won’t take it for granted again. Your driver license is an essential part of your everyday life, enabling you to get to work, care for your family, and socialize with your friends. Losing your license, even temporarily, jeopardizes all of those activities and may even have a long-term effect on your job or ability to find employment.
Your license may be suspended or revoked due to a drug or alcohol offense such as driving under the influence (“DUI”), or a non-alcohol, or non-driving offense like non-payment of child support. How can you minimize the effect of a license suspension or revocation? The key is getting legal help immediately. Plachta, Murphy & Associates understands the difficulties a license suspension or revocation can cause, and we are committed to helping our clients avoid unnecessary disruption of their lives.
Repeated DUI convictions can lead to a lifetime revocation of your driver's license. It is possible to have your license reinstated, but the process is not simple, and the burden of proof rests on you.
A common mistake many people make is to try to get their driver license restored through the Michigan Secretary of State's Driver Assessment and Appeal Division (“DAAD”) on their own first, calling an attorney only if their own efforts fail. This can be a very costly mistake. If you try and fail to have your license restored, you will need to wait a year before requesting another hearing. Subsequent hearings are even more difficult, as hearing officers review your record to determine why you were not previously granted a restoration. It's far wiser to retain an experienced driver's license restoration attorney who will make sure you have all needed documentation and are properly prepared for your hearing.
Plachta, Murphy & Associates has over 20 years of experience successfully helping clients through the Michigan driver's license restoration process, including the removal of ignition interlock devices that have been installed in their vehicles. A mistake may have caused you to lose your license; don't make another one when trying to get your license back. Our caring, experienced team looks forward to helping you regain your Michigan driver's license.