Obtaining/Reviewing Your “Master Driving Record” in Michigan
Are you searching for driver's license restoration in Michigan?
The Michigan Secretary of State—like any governmental agency—has a lot of “red tape” and “grey guidelines” for how and when a suspended or revoked driver can seek restoration of privileges. Knowing when you are eligible for a license appeals hearing is often the most important question, as applying too soon can end result in wasted money/resources/effort, yet waiting too long might prevent a new job, or a promotion, or the ability to take care of your children.
Every day, people from all over Michigan (and even the country) call our firm and ask these questions:
“Is my license suspended, or revoked?”
“When am I eligible to seek return of my license?”
“What are my chances of success at a license restoration hearing?”
Answering these questions often hinges on a careful review of a person’s “Michigan Master Driving Record,” which documents all criminal convictions, civil infractions, accidents, and prior suspensions. More importantly, it clearly details the status of a person’s license: Valid; Suspended; or Revoked/Denied. And, it clearly reveals when the person is eligible for a license appeal: Definite Suspension; Indefinite Suspension; Revoked/Denied and Eligible at a Future Date.
Daniel T. Geherin, of the Geherin Law Group PLLC has been a license appeals specialist for over twenty years. Dan has conducted over 1,000 license reinstatement hearings at the Michigan Secretary State, and has helped thousands of clients protect/restore their driving privileges. Before accepting a new license appeals client, Dan and his team almost always require their them to get their Master Driving Record, as a thorough review is necessary to properly, ethically and expertly help them.
A client can typically get a copy of his/her license at any Secretary of State branch for a fee of approximately $10.00. However, more and more branches are requiring an appointment in lieu of walk-in hours, so people may have to plan accordingly. Alternatively, clients can go online to the Michigan Secretary of State website and follow this link:
If you have questions about your license status and how/when/where/if you can reinstate your privileges, please obtain your Master Driving Record, and then contact the Michigan Driver’s License Reinstatement Specialists at (734) 263-2780, or Contact Us today.