Howell, MI Driver’s License Restoration Attorney
When a person is convicted of a drunk driving offense such as a DUI or OWI, a drug crime offense, or certain criminal motor vehicle offenses, driver’s license suspension or revocation will be on the line. If you or a loved one has lost your driving privilege following a criminal conviction, work with an experienced driver’s license restoration attorney to get back on the road as soon as legally possible. Grabel & Associates is a firm with extensive experience working with clients in all types of driving offenses, and we know what it takes to restore suspended and revoked licenses. Contact us now at 24/7 hotline to learn more about Livingston County driver’s license restoration and let us begin working with you or your loved one as you work through your unique case.
Our Approach to Livingston County Driver’s License Restoration
At Grabel & Associates, we understand how difficult it can be to not have a driver’s license, and we are committed to doing whatever it takes to help clients in Livingston County get back behind the wheel as soon as possible. We know the courts, administrative departments, and various legal personnel you are forced to deal with and understand the restoration process, as evidenced by our proven results from cases statewide. Let our experienced team handle your case and ensure you have every opportunity to get a favorable result.
Livingston County DUI Stats
Livingston County ranks near the state average for OUIL and OWPD arrest rate, with 33.29 arrests per 10,000 residents. The County ranks above average in alcohol-related crashes, however, with 9.87 per 10,000 residents, compared to the state average of 9.5. Fatal alcohol-involved crash statistics also place Livingston well above the state average, with 0.65 fatal crashes per 10,000 residents, as compared to 0.22 fatal crashes per 10,000 residents statewide.
For more details on drunk driving statistics in Howell and statewide, consult the 2014 Annual Drunk Driving Audit.
Howell, MI Courthouses – License Restoration in Livingston County
When you face drunk-driving charges, your case will likely be heard in the 53rd District Court, located at Suite 1, 204 S Highlander Way in Howell, MI. The 53rd District also hears small claims and civil claims less than $25,000, traffic ticket cases and other civil infractions, landlord/tenant disputes, and divorce cases not involving minor children.
Felony cases will be heard by the 44th Circuit Court, located at Suite 4, 204 S Highlander Way in Howell. The Circuit Court also hears civil cases with damages above $25,000, and family court cases including juvenile crimes.
Driver’s license restoration hearings are handled by the DAAD, however, which operates under the Secretary of State department. The Howell branch office is located at 1448 Lawson Road.
Howell, MI Police and Prosecutors
Criminal cases in Howell are investigated by the Howell Police Department, as well as the Livingston County Sherriff Department. If you have been investigated for a drunk driving offense, the police or sheriff’s department would have handled your case. If you have yet to be charged, never speak to police without first consulting a qualified defense attorney.
Once a case goes to trial, the prosecuting attorney is tasked with getting a guilty verdict. If you are facing a suspended or revoked license, your case is likely already beyond this stage.
In driver’s license restoration hearings, however, police and prosecutors are no longer making decisions concerning your case. License restoration is handled by the DAAD and hearings officers from the SOS department make the call on if you get your license back or not. It is crucial that you work with an attorney to get the result you want if you have the opportunity to get a hearing with the DAAD, as it can be extremely difficult to win without an experienced lawyer on your side. Contact our firm now to learn more about our proven restoration strategies.
How To Restore a Driver’s License in Howell and Livingston County
If your license has been suspended, you may be able to get back on the road just by paying a fee, provided your suspension period is up. Always contact an attorney if you have questions about what you need to do to restore your license, and ensure you don’t make a mistake that could lead to a lengthened suspension or other detrimental effects.
If your license has been revoked, you will need to win a DAAD hearing after the minimum revocation period has passed. In order to win your hearing, you will need to present evidence of your sobriety and prove to the hearings officer that you are unlikely to reoffend. Our lawyers can help you prepare for your hearing and advise you on the steps you need to take throughout the process to ensure you make the most of your opportunity to get your license back.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 License Restoration in Howell
Call our toll free hotline now for more information on restoring your driver’s license. We can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-342-7896. You can also get in touch with our team online and speak to an attorney as soon as you are available. Don’t wait – contact our team right away and protect your rights.