Revocation of Driver’s License


DL Lawyers Defending Against a Revoked Driver’s License in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan

When you are charged with drunk driving or another criminal traffic violation, you could face the revocation of your driver’s license and completely lose your driving privileges. Reinstating a revoked license is not easy, so fight against DUI/OWI charges with an innovative driver’s license defense team before you lose your right to drive. The laws surrounding drunk driving and DL revocation are complex, and you will need an attorney to guide you through your defense to a beneficial result. Work with the DUI defense team at Grabel & Associates if you have been charged with OWI, OUIL, DWI, DUI, OWVI, OWPD, or any other charge.

Our lawyers have experience working with clients in every stage of even the toughest criminal cases. If you are under investigation for driving while under the influence, contact an attorney and start defending against conviction and the loss of your right to drive. If you have already been convicted, contact Scott Grabel and our talented team and we will aggressively fight to have your Michigan driver’s license reinstated. Michigan DUI cases can be extremely time sensitive, and specific case time limits can apply in OWI cases. Defend yourself with one of Michigan’s best criminal defense firms by contacting us right away.

Michigan Driver’s License Revoked for Drunk Driving

According to Section 257.625 of the Michigan Vehicle Code, your driving privileges may be revoked if you drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of over 0.08%. Revocation occurs after a drunk driving conviction, and often after a second or subsequent traffic violation or DUI offense. The loss of your driving privileges will occur in addition to other criminal penalties you may be facing, including jail time, fines, community service, driver responsibility fees, and more. Contact our aggressive criminal defense firm to fight against harsh punishment for DUI and let us protect you from overly aggressive prosecutors and wrongful conviction.

Driver’s License Suspended or Revoked After a DUI Charge

If your driver’s license is suspended, you may have to wait a period of time before driving again, and could face a restricted license for a set period of time. Revocation, however, is defined in the Michigan Vehicle Code (257.52) as the termination of an operator or chauffer’s license and privilege to operate a motor vehicle. If your license is taken away after an Operating While Intoxicated conviction, you will have to wait a full year before applying for driver’s license restoration. If you are facing felony drunk driving charges, or have had your license revoked within the past 7 years for any other reason, you will have to wait 5 years before attempting to regain your license.

Grabel & Associates can help you fight against police and prosecutors throughout the legal process before you lose your right to drive. If your license has already been revoked, we will help you regain your driving privileges as quickly as possible. Every DUI case is unique, and many cases interact with other aspects of Michigan criminal law or legislation in the Michigan Vehicle Code, so it is crucial to have an attorney who completely understands how to deliver the best possible results in cases like yours. Our lawyers have worked in thousands of past cases statewide and will utilize proven tactics to achieve unrivaled results in your case.

Our Approach to Michigan DL Laws

At Grabel & Associates, our focus is on getting you back on the road as well as protecting you from criminal penalties. We will work with you and the specific details of your OWI case to determine legal goals suited to your unique situation. Our experienced team can then build a comprehensive criminal defense strategy that will be effective throughout your entire case. We know what works in Michigan courts and have proven our criminal defense skill in thousands of past cases. Our firm is regarded as one of Michigan’s best for DUI defense, and we are proud to have been involved in the successful legal battles of many past clients in tough drunk driving cases.

Contact an attorney as soon as you can to ensure the best defense in your intoxicated driving case. Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is dangerous, but so is reckless investigation and overzealous prosecution. We understand the problems and malfunctions that are common in blood test and breath test results, along with mistakes often made in field sobriety testing and other police and prosecutor mistakes that put innocent people behind bars and strip Michigan citizens of their right to be behind the wheel. For some clients, the ability to drive means having employment and being able to support a family, and we work hard to make sure a wrongful conviction doesn’t affect the quality of life of anyone with a commercial driver’s license (CDL). If your license has been revoked, or you fear your driving privileges could be taken, contact our lawyers immediately.

Contact Scott Grabel for DUI Driver’s License Defense

We are available 24/7 at our toll free number, 1-800-342-7896, and online, and you can speak with an experienced analyst about the details of your alcohol or drug intoxication case. Alternatively, contact our firm online to fight against revocation of your driver’s license. You can even set up a free consultation with trial lawyer Scott Grabel by contacting us now. Our team will protect your rights and fight for your freedom no matter what OWI charge you face. Don’t hesitate to contact an attorney; Michigan’s top drunk driving defense lawyers are ready to defend you in any of the state’s 83 counties.

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.