Driving on a Suspended License Defense


You should never drive on a suspended license. The risk of getting caught is high and the penalties are serious. In Michigan, these include jail time, fines and a like-kind suspension that doubles your original suspension. To avoid this, consult an attorney with experience dealing with the Driver Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD, formerly known as DLAD), a division of Michigan Secretary of State. At the law firm of Grabel & Associates, we help people get their licenses back so they don't need to drive while their licenses are suspended or revoked.

Don't Risk Further Penalties. We Can Help You If You've Been Charged With Driving On A Suspended License

If you are caught driving on a suspended or revoked license, our attorneys can defend you. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may be able to get your license back, reduce the length of time your license will be suspended, get the charges dropped or have the DWLS charge reduced to a less serious charge. A reduction of charges often depends on why your license was originally suspended (many licenses are suspended after a DUI conviction), or whether you caused any accidents or property damage while driving on a suspended license, and lastly whether you were previously convicted of DWLS.

You Have Options

Every lawyer at Grabel & Associates ensures your rights are fully protected and that every option is explored to help our clients avoid further driver's license sanctions.

There Are Defenses Against DWLS - We Have The Experience And Knowledge To Build A Strong Case For You

We dig deep to identify facts that can help us develop a strong defense, including circumstances such as these:

  • Improper motor vehicle stop 
  • Driving because of a family emergency, such as a sick child
  • Driving to work because your car-pool arrangements fell through and you couldn't miss an important meeting
  • An arresting officer mishandled the arrest (for instance, not reading you your rights) or a prosecutor filed the wrong charges
  • Not being provided proper notice of your suspension

Don't Keep The Cycle Going, Get Help With A DWLS Charge Now.

Driving on a suspended license is a vicious cycle. If you get caught driving on a suspended or revoked license, you could end up delaying your chance to have your driver's license reinstated. Our law firm seeks the most favorable outcome possible for clients so they can stop driving illegally and get their driving privileges restored.

Contact Our Michigan Law Firm for a Free Consultation, We Accept All Credit Cards 24/7

Contact us now if you have been charged with DWLS or DWLR (Driving While License Revoked). With attorneys across the state, our lawyers represent clients charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license throughout Michigan.

Learn More: Revoked and Suspended License Reinstatement

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.