Michigan Driver's License Restoration
Michigan Driver's License Reinstatement
Michigan License Restoration and Michigan License Reinstatement Overview
Repeat drunk driving offenders face license revocation upon conviction if there are two or more convictions within 7 years. The revocation is for LIFE. The courts are no longer permitted to grant restricted licenses based upon any personal hardship that might be suffered. The life time revocation may be set aside once a person whose license is revoked has requested reinstatement through the DLAD (Driver's License Appeal Division) after they have reached their eligibility date. At this hearing, the revoked driver bears the burden of proof by clear and convincing evidence.
To satisfy the DLAD, a person must provide a positive alcohol evaluation, and they must show that they have a) stopped using alcohol, b) successfully completed alcohol therapy, c) regularly attend a support group such as Alcoholics Anonymous, d) produce letters from family and friends showing a change in lifestyle and impact from being alcohol-free, and e) show a reason and need to drive.
Driving on a suspended or revoked license (DWLS) or proof of driving on a suspended or revoked license (such as an abstracted ticket for "no operator's permit on person") will results in an additional term of suspension being added to the suspension period. Thus, the eligibility date is extended farther out by the Secretary of State upon conviction or proof of DWLS.
The form for appealing is available online at http://www.michigan.gov/documents/DLAD-10_18861_7.pdf
The mailing address for mailing the request for hearing is:
Driver License Appeal Division
P.O. Box 30196
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7696
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