Driver's License Restoration

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If your driver's license has been suspended because of an OWI, drug possession charges or other criminal offense that results in losing your driving privileges in Michigan, the Law Offices of Harris & Literski, in Brighton, can help you fight to get back on the road.

Getting Your License Back

Whether you lost your driver's license because of excessive points from traffic violations, domestic violence or drug charges, restoring your driver's license is not a simple matter. You will be required to file a petition with the Secretary of State's office. There will be an array of factors to be considered, which may include a mandatory drug test and alcohol evaluation. In many cases, you will also need to supply testimonials from people, testifying to your character.

The Secretary Of State Hearing Following An OWI Arrest

After being charged with OWI, you will face an automatic driver's license suspension. You have just 10 days to request an administrative hearing at the local Department of Motor Vehicles to fight for the restoration of your driving privileges. The Secretary of State hearing is an administrative proceeding; it is not your actual court trial. The hearing is in front of an administrative judge to determine whether your driving privileges should be restored.

At Harris & Literski, we use the opportunity at the hearing to challenge the prosecutor's evidence, including:

  • Your prior record of safe and lawful driving
  • The police officer's probable cause for the traffic stop
  • Your blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of the traffic stop
  • The procedures for placing you under arrest
  • Whether you were fully informed of your rights regarding sobriety tests
  • Your right to seek legal counsel

You Need To Drive — Let Us Help

We have an excellent record of helping people restore their driving privileges. Our reputation for integrity and honest, hard work on behalf of our clients precedes us into the hearing room. If restoring your license isn't possible because of the factors involved, there are often options for provisions that allow you to drive under certain circumstances.

Experienced Ann Arbor Revoked License Attorneys

From offices in Brighton, our lawyers provide legal advice and representation for clients throughout our area. Contact us to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Brighton driver's license restoration lawyer today. Office hours are Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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