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Avoo Rating, 10.0 Scott Grabel
Top 10, Attorney and Practice Magazine's, Criminal Defense Law Firm

Driver’s License Status

When you are accused of a vehicle related charge or traffic violation in Michigan, it is important to be aware of your driving record and any possible points or previous offenses that could lead to driver’s license suspension or revocation in Michigan. It is possible to obtain a complete record of your driver’s license status and history through the Michigan Secretary of State as well as 3rd party providers, and the information contained in this driving record report is exactly what will be available to future employers, insurance companies, and law enforcement personnel. If you are facing driver’s license suspension or revocation, contact Grabel & Associates for aggressive defense and effective legal strategies that can help you retain your freedom to drive.

Avoid Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation in Michigan. Checkpoints and Tickets on License in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan

Grabel & Associates is a criminal defense firm serving clients throughout Michigan’s 83 counties in all criminal cases. If you are facing a vehicle related offense, contact our firm to find out how our effective defense approach can help you avoid license suspension or revocation, along with jail time and fines. We have experience defending clients in misdemeanor and felony motor vehicle cases, as well as DUI, OWI, and related offense cases. Our driver’s license attorneys will help you to understand how past offenses and points on your record could affect you now and in the future, and we will protect you from unnecessary punishment or wrongful conviction throughout any stage of your case.

Information on Michigan Driving Record Report

It is important to periodically check the status of your driver’s license, especially if you have been accused of traffic violations or criminal offenses that may be added to your record. In Michigan, you can obtain a driver’s license status report via mail, in person, or through an authorized third party. You can also contact the state driver’s license department to inquire about the status of your license. Even if you have not been charged with a recent offense, your driver’s license record could contain mistakes, which could result in eventual license suspension or revocation, higher insurance rates, and difficulty obtaining employment.

The Michigan Department of State is required to keep all offenses on record and any traffic violations, motor vehicle accidents, or alcohol convictions including DUI and OWI will be kept on your record, along with any driver’s license points. If you commit specific offenses or accumulate too many points on your license, you could be faced with a restricted, suspended, or revoked DL. Most convictions and offenses stay on your record for 7 years, while some can last 10 or more years. Points on your license are valid for 2 years after the offense, and avoiding the buildup of points can prevent the loss of driving privileges. Contact an attorney if you are facing DL penalties or if you have any questions about how your driving record could affect a current investigation or charge.

How to Get Driving Record Report in Michigan. Check Driver’s License Status

To obtain your driver’s license record, fill out the Michigan driving record request form found on the Secretary of State website. This form can be mailed to the Department of State, or purchased at any branch office for same day service. Your driving record report costs $7, with an additional fee of $1 for a certified driving record. Check the status of your driver’s license and be prepared to fight against future license suspension or revocation. If you are facing a criminal vehicle offense, contact a lawyer now to fight back against current and previous convictions and avoid unnecessary punishment.

Our Approach to License Suspension Defense

Our trial attorneys will aggressively defend you from license suspension and revocation in any of Michigan’s 83 counties no matter what criminal charge you face. Michigan driver’s license law can be complex, and you will need an attorney to help you fight against any charge as well as help you to understand how the law interacts with your driving record and how it could affect your unique case. Our attorneys have experience fighting against misdemeanor and felony vehicle related offenses, and our work in thousands of past cases has helped clients avoid criminal convictions and driver’s license restrictions.

Work with a team of experienced criminal defense lawyers and obtain the best possible result in your case. Our team of trial lawyers combines for over 100 years of legal experience, and our proven results demonstrate why Grabel & Associates is regarded as a premier Michigan law firm. Don’t hesitate to contact an attorney as motor vehicle cases can be time sensitive. Under the direction of supervising attorney Scott Grabel, our lawyers will help you develop an effective, individualized legal strategy that will work to protect your rights and freedom throughout investigation, trial, and even post-conviction stages of your case.

Contact Trial Lawyer Scott Grabel for MI Driver’s License Defense

Don’t forfeit your license by failing to contact the best possible defense attorney; a great case outcome is within your reach. Call 1-800-342-7896 now to speak with a case consultant, or contact us online. Ask to set up a free consultation with trial attorney Scott Grabel, who has over a decade of experience working in MI with criminally accused clients. Our aggressive defense strategies have been proven to be effective in numerous past cases, and our approach will give you an edge over police and prosecutors in any stage of your criminal case.

Please note: Recently DLAD/DAAD changed their name to the Administrative Hearings Section (AHS). Common use of the name AHS has not yet been widely accepted and the entity responsible for driver’s license hearings is still referred to as DLAD/DAAD in almost all legal areas, which is why we continue to use the term “DLAD/DAAD” throughout our website. More information about this change can be found at the Michigan Secretary of State’s website here.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.