In Michigan, there’s a major difference between a driver’s license that’s been suspended, and a license that’s been REVOKED. Driver’s license suspensions usually result from: accumulation of points, unpaid tickets, low-level criminal and driving offenses, and outstanding warrants/defaults. Driver’s license revocations usually result from serious criminal/driving offenses, including repeat drunk driving offenses.
Suspended licenses often have a starting and ending point, and driver’s license reinstatement is often rather easy – wait until eligible, pay a reinstatement fee, and return to the road. Driver’s licenses that have been revoked are much different – there is no ending point (only an eligibility date), and typically the license reinstatement is very difficult. You must accumulate paperwork, submit it to the Secretary of State, and then you must testify in front of a Hearing Judge to prove you deserve your license back.
For people looking for a driver’s license reinstatement in Ann Arbor, the first question they need to answer is whether their license was suspended or revoked—and often they’ll need to take a trip to the Secretary of State to order their Master Driving Record just to be sure. If it was suspended, they probably won’t need an attorney to help reinstate it.
If it was revoked, they definitely will want to consult with a driver’s license reinstatement specialist to help, and should ask these questions of potential attorneys:
- “How can you help me with a driver’s license reinstatement?”
- “Will you look at my Michigan Driving Record free of charge to see if you can help?”
- “Are you a license reinstatement specialist?”
- “How many license reinstatements have you won this month, or this year?”
For 20+ years, Attorney Daniel T. Geherin has been a specialist for driver’s license reinstatement in Ann Arbor. Dan is the author of a textbook, Michigan DUI and Driver’s License Handbook: Tips to Protect/Restore a Driver’s License, which teaches clients (and other attorneys) about DUI and the effect on driver’s licenses. Dan has been recognized by his peers as an expert in MI driver’s license reinstatement cases. He has an unparalleled 20-year track record of reinstating licenses for drivers all over the State of Michigan, and he has close to a 98% success rate in appeal hearings at the Secretary of State Administrative Hearing Section.
The firm’s website, MiLicenseLawyer.com, says it all: a law firm dedicated to driver’s license reinstatement throughout Michigan. Unlike many attorneys, Dan’s firm publishes his recent results on his website so that there is no debate about his long track record of success. For years, he has taught other attorneys on how to navigate the red tape of the Michigan Secretary of State, and has been a lecturer, author, and moderator at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) regarding license appeals.
Dan has put hundreds and hundreds of Ann Arbor drivers back on the road, back to work, back to taking care of their families. When a criminal arrest or conviction threatens your license, you need an attorney who not only handles criminal defense but also specializes in license reinstatement. At MILicenseLawyer.com, you get the best of both worlds: Dan is a former prosecutor and board-certified criminal trial attorney, and a recognized specialist for driver’s license reinstatement in the Ann Arbor area.
Dan and his team will review a client’s driving record; determine when and where the client is eligible for relief; and will then draft a plan on how best to quickly reinstate his/her license. He will help put the client in the best possible position to return to the road, lawfully and quickly. In short, Dan and the team at MiLicenseLawyer.com will turn over every stone and fight aggressively to reinstate a lost Michigan driver’s license to his clients.
If you are looking for an attorney with extensive driver’s license reinstatement experience in and around Ann Arbor, please call us 24/7 at (734) 263-2780, or via email contact on our website MiLicenseLawyer.com. We offer free consultations, and we would be happy to discuss why we believe we are the perfect firm to help answer your license questions and reinstate your driver’s license in Ann Arbor or throughout Southeastern Michigan.