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Detroit License Restoration Lawyers

Skilled advocacy for Michigan drivers who lost their driving privileges due to a suspension or a revocation

Drivers in Detroit need their license to work, shop for groceries, take their children to skill, and just enjoy life. For most people in the Detroit region, driving is a necessity, not a luxury. If you drive in Michigan on a suspended or revoked license, you can be charged with a crime that can result in prison time, fines, and new difficulties restoring your license. ElimiTix’s license restoration attorney can help with your suspended or revoked license We serve customers in Detroit and surrounding areas.

Restoring your license after the state has taken your license is not as simple as waiting for the suspension or revocation period to end. There are specific steps you must take to restore your license. These steps include requesting and attending a hearing to review to determine whether your license should be restored. Success before the Driver’s Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD) requires showing that you took specific steps to convince the hearing officer that you will drive safely if given another chance.

Our seasoned Detroit license restoration lawyers will explain the process and properly prepare your case. ElimiTix is ready to help with your license restoration case today!

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Why are licenses suspended or revoked in Michigan?

According to the Michigan Department of State, if your license is suspended, your right to drive is normally suspended for a specific period of time. When the suspension period is over, you can seek to have your license reinstated at a local Secretary of State Branch office. This normally involves showing the office that the suspension period is complete, paying the appropriate fees, and showing that you have the required insurance coverage. If the suspension was for an indefinite period, additional conditions may need to be met such as showing that you used an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) for a specific length of time.

According to the Michigan Department of State, if you license is revoked, the driver’s right to drive is completely terminated. Your license can only be restored if you meet the eligibility requirements and the Michigan Department of State approves your license restoration – after a formal hearing.

Suspensions and revocations due to point totals of 12 or more

Points are added to your driving record based on the severity of the motor vehicle offense. If you acquire too many points, your license can be suspended or revoked. The points to your driving record are added as follows:

  • Two points. Drive with an open alcohol container, refuse a preliminary breath test if you’re under 21, and all traffic violations not covered by the higher point schedules.
  • Three points. This amount is added if you drive carelessly, drive 11-15 mph over the speed limit, fail to stop at a railroad crossing, pass improperly, fail to comply with a stop sign or traffic signal, or fail to stop for a school bus or disobey a school crossing guard.
  • Four points. This amount is added if you drive while visibility impaired, drag race, have BAC positive reading if you’re under 21, drive 16 or more miles over the speed limit, fail to yield or use caution for emergency vehicles.
  • Six points. This amount is added for various felonies (manslaughter, negligent homicide, or other felonies that involve using a motor vehicle), operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failing to give the requisite identification after a crash, reckless driving, a blood alcohol test result of .08 or higher, refusing to submit to a chemical tests, and fleeing or eluding a police officer.

If your license is suspended, you will normally lose your driving privileges for a period of months. If your license is revoked, you will need to wait between one to five years to apply to have your license restored.

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How do you fight for drivers whose license has been suspended or revoked

We help drivers who are facing a license suspension or who have been advised their license is suspended or revoked in several ways:

Contesting the original traffic ticket

ElimiTix represents drivers at the initial driving violation hearing. There may be grounds to challenge the driving charges against you such as that the police lacked probable cause to stop you, the police failed to conduct the breath or other chemical tests properly, the equipment to test you wasn’t properly certified, and many other reasons.  A successful defense to the violation or a reduction to a lesser offense, can help prevent a suspension or revocation – or reduce the number of points on your driving record.

Responding to any administrative suspensions

We also represent drivers whose license was suspended due to their failure to appear in court or answer a citation. We help these drivers respond to the open court orders and address any traffic violation issues that haven’t been resolved. If your license was suspended due to a court judgment such as a child support order, we’ll explain how much you need to pay to lift the suspension.

Requesting a formal hearing to restore your license after a suspension

If your license was suspended because you accumulated 12 or more points, we help drivers restore their license by requesting a formal hearing and advocating for you at the hearing process – through a thorough preparation of your case and a review of each and every requirement.

ElimiTix helps drivers prepare for their license restoration hearing by:

  • Gathering reference letters on your behalf.
  • Explaining how a substance abuse evaluation works
  • Explaining how the hearing works and what questions you’ll need to answer

Our Detroit Michigan license restoration lawyers will also explain what fees you’ll need to pay including the driver responsibility fee and the license restoration fee.

How does the license restoration hearing process work in Detroit, Michigan?

License restoration hearings are requested through the Driver Appeals Integrated System. ElimiTix will help you file a formal hearing request – through an online process or by a written request.

According to the Michigan Department of State’s website (as of October 24, 2022), all hearings are held through the use of video conferences – due to COVID-19 concerns. We’ll explain how the video conference works including arranging to represent you at the hearing.

Our Detroit license restoration lawyers explain the following license suspension/revocation issues that apply if your license was suspended or revoked because of an alcohol or drug offense:

  • How the ignition interlock device (IID) requirements work. An IID tests the driver’s BAC before starting the car and at random intervals while the car is in operation. If the BAC is too high, the driver will not be able to start his/her car on continuing driving their car.
  • How licenses are handled for drivers with a high BAC offense or a habitual alcohol offender record. You may be considered a habitual offender if you have two or more driving under the influence convictions within a seven-year period.

How the sobriety court process works.

What happens at the license restoration hearing?

At the DAAD hearing, if your license was revoked (due to too many points, because you’re a habitual offender, or for other reasons), you need to convince the hearing officer that you understand why your license was revoked and have taken steps to ensure you will now be a safe driver.

The core steps that our experienced license restoration lawyers work to complete for you include:

  • Requesting the formal hearing – after the revocation term is completed.
  • Obtaining a certified copy of your formal driver’s record.
  • Completing a substance abuse form – if that was the reason for your license revocation (most revocations are alcohol or drug-related).
  • Convincing the hearing officer that your substance abuse is now under control and that you won’t drive while impaired again. Some of the ways that help convince the hearing officer of your sobriety include:
    • Completion of a rehabilitation program – such as a Sobriety Court program
    • Subsequent negative drug and alcohol tests
    • A substance abuse evaluation by an approved medical facility
    • Completion of any probation terms
    • Reference letters attesting to your sobriety
    • Explaining your recovery process

You can only file for a license restoration, after you’re first eligible to apply, once a year. There are specific requirements for filing an appeal if your initial request by the hearing officer is denied. These requirements include showing that some legal right was violated, the decision wasn’t supported by the evidence, and other factors.

Contact our experienced Detroit license restoration lawyer today

ElimiTix is a law firm dedicated to providing traffic defense representation in and around the Metro Detroit Area. At ElimiTix, we specialize in representing clients charged with all motor-vehicle offenses and help drivers restore their license after a suspension or revocation. If you have received a ticket, call ElimiTix before you pay and speak to our attorney free of charge. You could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Once hired, we will get to work immediately on your behalf. 

ElimiTix Traffic Law Firm is located at 24100 Southfield Rd #203, Southfield, MI. Call our Detroit license restoration lawyers today at 844-983-2608.

ElimiTix serves the entire Metro-Detroit area including Detroit, Royal Oak, Birmingham, Sterling Heights, Southfield, Novi, Bloomfield Hills, Ann Arbor and every area in between. If you are seeking to restore your license after a suspension or revocation, contact us today.

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I received a ticket for disobeying a traffic signal (red light) in February 2020. Elimitix was suggested by a friend. It turned out to be a great idea. Farah and her team gave me confidence in a positive outcome from the start. Although, I was unable to logon to the website to track my ticket, the matter was handled without my participation. Due to covid circumstances, my notice to appear was scheduled and subsequently cancelled twice (in March and again in May). In late July, a proceeding was held that I did not have to attend. The Elimitix team was able to win a dismissal for me. The price was very reasonable and the results could not be beat. Thanks so much Farah. I would choose your firm and recommend your firm to anyone with a ticket issue.

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Steven Mamat you’re the man!! Elimitix made solving my ticket as easy as possible I can’t recommend them enough, I had a ticket for 25 over and Steven had it reduced to “impeding traffic” which means no points only a small fine and traffic school. Steven really listened to what i wanted the outcome to be and did his best (and exceeded) to beat my expectations. Thank you!!!!!

Shariq Abdullah

Mr Steve was very helpful and professional in taking care of the traffic ticket I received. I scanned and sent him my ticket and he very promptly assured me that he would take care of it. I was concerned that I would have a number of points since my driving license had expired. However Steve took care of everything when I appeared at court. He was with me all the way to the end of my hearing and all my issues were resolved to my satisfaction. I would recommend Steve to anybody who is looking for a good lawyer to take care of their legal issues. I had a very clean traffic record and thanks to Mr steve it is same as before

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