Michigan Criminal Lawyer, Josh Jones

Michigan Drivers License Restoration Basics


There are two parts to the process when applying to reinstate your Michigan Driving Privileges. The first process is the paperwork followed by a hearing that will either take place at a branch office in front of an attorney for the state or by videoconference at the branch office with a state attorney.

It is important to note that the entire process takes a minimum of 3 months or longer. Once the paperwork is completed and sent to the state in Lansing it takes minimum 8 weeks before your hearing date is scheduled.

STANDARDS for Issuance of a License

The Secretary of state has issued a detailed set of standards that must be met for a repeat Drunk Driver to receive a restricted license. This includes drivers with drug driving offenses or a combination of alcohol and drugs.

Rule 13(1)(a)-(b) states: The hearing officer shall not order that a license be issued unless you prove by clear and convincing evidence all of the following:

(1) That your alcohol or substance abuse problems, if any, are under control and likely to remain under control.

(2) That your risk of repeating past abusive behavior is a low or minimal risk.

(3) That the risk of you repeating the act of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by, or under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances or a combination of alcohol or controlled substance is a low or minimal risk.

(4) That you have the ability and motivation to drive safely and within the law.

?(5) And other relevant issues contained in the rule and statue.

Its is imperative, if not essential to make sure that your hearing goes smoothly and is effective in obtaining your restricted license. Losing at a reinstatement hearing takes another year of you not having a license. Do the right thing and lawyer-up.

PLEASE DO NOT RELY upon any of the information contained in this article when trying to represent yourself. You should always consult with an attorney before relying upon any written advice, article, blog etc.

If you or someone you know needs to have their driving privilege?s reinstated than you need to contact Michigan Drivers Restoration Lawyer Josh Jones today for your free consultation?7-days a week by phone, text, email or instant message.