If you have had your driver’s license suspended, you may be able to get back on the road sooner than you might think. In many drunk driving cases and other criminal cases resulting in driver’s license suspension, a lengthy period is set during which the offender cannot reinstate his or her full license. However, it may be possible to apply for a restricted license well before this long period has been fully served. If you have had your driver’s license suspended in Clinton, it is critical that you contact an attorney as soon as you can and find out more about some of the legal options you may have. The driver’s license reinstatement team at Grabel & Associates is available for clients statewide 24/7.
With over a decade of experience winning back the driving privileges of Michigan’s accused and convicted, our team knows how to help you regain your freedom. We understand how difficult it can be not to be able to get to work, school, court-ordered classes, medical appointments, and other obligations, and don’t want you to have to unnecessarily suffer. As soon as you are able to receive a restricted license, our team can walk you through the steps you need to take.
Under the direction of trial lawyer Scott Grabel, our team fights for Clinton’s accused in felony and misdemeanor cases involving both driver’s license suspension, and potential revocation. Contact us now and begin working towards a favorable case outcome.
If your driver’s license has been suspended, and not revoked, you can likely get a restricted license for a significant portion of your suspension, sometimes as early as 30 days after conviction. License suspension usually occurs in first time DUI cases, drug possession cases, and other misdemeanor offense cases. If you have lost your license due to a misdemeanor conviction, contact Grabel & Associates now and learn more about when you may be able to get your driving privileges back.
In order to get a restricted license, you will need to ensure you have served the minimum total suspension period, and then apply for a restricted license. Seeking an attorney’s guidance so that you know when and how to apply in your specific case may be vital, as each unique situation can differ.
If your license has been revoked, you will need to apply for a hearing with the DAAD after the minimum revocation period has passed. If you win your hearing, you will receive a restricted license. If you lose, however, you will have to wait a year or more for a new hearing, which is why it is important to work with an attorney who knows what it takes to guide you to a great result the first time.
If you are granted a restricted driver’s license in Michigan, you will receive either a purpose-based restricted license or a time-based restricted license. A purpose-based license allows a driver to travel to and from certain locations, during any time of the day. With this license, you could likely get to and from any of work, homes, school, medical appointments, and court ordered classes, support groups, and a select few other locations.
Some others are awarded time-based restricted licenses, which allows a person to drive during specific times of day, for example from 9-5. While this type of license allows the freedom to go anywhere, it is much more restrictive in that there is no leeway for emergencies taking place outside of the set hours.
Our attorneys know how important the right to drive is to you, and don’t want you to be stranded at home any longer than absolutely necessary. As soon as you can get back on the road, our team will help you get there, and we can walk you through your different license options no matter how far along in your case you are. Contact our team now for a free initial consultation and learn more about our proven approach to license reinstatement.
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