When you accumulate driver’s license points on your record under the Michigan Points System, you can face license suspension or revocation and lose your ability to drive. Fortunately, a Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC) is available throughout the state and can help you avoid points after a traffic violation. If you have received a ticket or have been convicted of a traffic violation such as speeding, failure to obey traffic signals, or other non-criminal traffic offenses, a BDIC may be an effective way to avoid a suspended driver’s license in Michigan.
Grabel & Associates has extensive experience defending clients in criminal cases and assisting in license suspension and revocation avoidance. Our driver’s license attorneys understand how vital the ability to drive can be, and will fight to help you get back on the road as soon as possible. If you are facing an offense that could lead to driver’s license suspension, contact our firm and ask how a BDIC could help you reduce the points on your license and allow you to keep driving.
Basic Driver Improvement courses must be approved by the state of Michigan, and any state approved course will give you the opportunity to prevent points on your record and even prevent insurance companies from using information about your offense to change your rates or deny you coverage. Courses are available both online or in a classroom throughout the state. If you are eligible for BDIC point reduction, you will receive a letter in the mail and have an opportunity to take the course within 60 days of the offense. You are eligible if you have a valid driver’s license (non-commercial DL), are not facing a criminal charge, and are facing an eligible ticket, which would result in no more than 3 DL points. Eligible traffic violations include Under 21 Refusal of Breathalyzer Test, Speeding, Failure to Yield (including failure to yield for pedestrian or emergency vehicles), Improper or Unauthorized Turn, Obstructed Vision or Control of Vehicle, and more. The complete list of eligible offenses can be viewed on the Department of State website.
A Basic Driver Improvement Course will have a cost of up to $100, though individual state approved providers set prices. If you pass the course, the ticket points will not be added to your driving record, though ticket information will be retained and can be used by courts. Contact Grabel & Associates if you are facing license suspension and we will help you understand how a BDIC will affect the accusations you are facing. Because you only have a limited time to take advantage of a driving course to reduce DL points, it is crucial that you contact an attorney if you have any questions about license suspension. Our firm will work with you to help you avoid suspension or revocation of your license.
A list of driver improvement course providers throughout Michigan’s 83 counties is available on the Secretary of State website, and anyone needing to reduce points in Lansing, Troy, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, or throughout the state should consider taking an approved course to reduce points. If you are facing a criminal charge, it is extremely important that you obtain a defense lawyer before taking any legal action, and Grabel & Associates can help you determine the best course of action no matter how far you are in the judicial process.
Grabel & Associates is recognized as one of Michigan’s best criminal defense firms, and we have the experience needed to help you avoid unnecessary punishment for vehicle related offenses. Without an attorney, you could lose the ability to drive and face fines, driver responsibility fees, community service, and jail time that could potentially be avoided. Our lawyers will work with you to determine what the best possible result in your case is, and our unrivaled guidance in investigative, trial, and post-conviction stages of criminal cases will help you achieve the most beneficial outcome. We have worked in extremely complex vehicle offense cases and our attorneys understand the legal tactics that will be effective in cases like yours.
Our criminal defense team combines for over 100 years of legal experience, and we will work together with you to develop a comprehensive strategy tailored to your case. Our experience in thousands of past cases gives us the ability to adapt to unique and complex criminal cases of all kinds, and our trial attorneys can effectively defend you in all license suspension cases, including traffic violation, DUI/OWI, OUIL, OWVI, and other criminal vehicle cases. Work with a lawyer and avoid wrongful conviction or license suspension for Michigan misdemeanor and felony cases.
Contact our firm online or at our toll-free number, 1-800-342-7896, anytime for a free consultation with an experienced case analyst. We are available 24/7 to assist you in your fight against license suspension or revocation in Michigan. You can also contact us online to set up a free consultation, and our experienced team will immediately begin working on your case. Let our firm protect you from license suspension, contact Grabel & Associates now.