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How To Get Your Driving License Back in Michigan: Part Two


Have you ever lost your driving privileges? Losing it can put you in a pickle.

Losing your driving privileges is one of the worst effects of having legal problems when it comes to your driving. For one reason or another, you may think that your driving privileges are just privileges that you do not have in your life but that is not it is already a given fact that the best way that you can drive is to make sure that you drive with the right license.

In the state of Michigan or probably anywhere else in the world, you are just digging yourself an even bigger hole if you drive even though your license has been revoked. You do not need to worry though because there are some ways that you can continue enjoying the privileges of your driver’s license while you get your license reinstated but these are all limited. 

Here at Haque Legal, our Southfield criminal defense attorneys suggest that you do your best to never get your driver’s license revoked. However, when the worst thing happens and you have lost your driving privileges, there are some things that you should do to get your driver’s license back.

What are the ways that you can get your license reinstated?

License reinstatement in the state of Michigan begins at the moment that you apply for the license. You must fill out the application form and the request for a hearing form for you to begin the process.

The process is straightforward and yet some people make mistakes even in just filling out the application form. In this case, you must do your best to hire a lawyer at the beginning of the process so you are guided every step of the way.

Depending on the reason why your license was revoked in the first place, you may need to file additional forms and go through an additional process.

For example, if the suspension of your driver’s license is because you were convicted of substance abuse, you need to fill out an additional form SOS-258 for the Substance Use Evaluation. 

In the Substance Use Evaluation, you may need to undergo another evaluation. 

Hence, it is clear that you need a lawyer or a legal professional to guide you through this process.

Support Letters

If you did not need people to vouch for you at the time that you applied for your driver’s license in Michigan you would now need people to vouch for you and your sobriety once you are applying for restoration of your driver’s license.

It is now required that they provide support letters and that these documents will show that you have already been rehabilitated and that you are now sober and are ready to embrace yourself back in society. 

You may need to submit up to six letters that must all be signed and dated and notarized and should provide the following information:

  • The relationship that you have with the person writing the letter as well as how long you have known each other;
  • How often the writer of the letter sees you and communicates with you;
  • The last time that the writer of the letter had actual knowledge of you using your controlled substance;
  • The knowledge of the writer of the letter as to your involvement and support groups or any community work; and
  • All other things that would prove that you have been rehabilitated and are ready to be part of society once again.

Additional Documents

When you are applying for a restoration of your driver’s license in Michigan you need to show clear proof that you are already ready to embrace society and that you are ready to drive again. Hence you need to prove that the toxic traits that cause the revocation of your license had already been cleared.

You need to show a drug screen or a toxicology report that you no longer have any controlled substances in your body and that you have been living clean. If you have been caught with a DUI, which caused you to lose your driver’s license, you need to make sure that you show proof that you have changed.

You also need to show a certificate of completion of your rehabilitation or a counseling program. Being able to complete the program shows that you are dedicated and that you are ready to be part of the community once again.

Your performance report at the rehabilitation program. The court understands that it may take some time for you to heal from whatever it is that caused you to break down and lose your driver’s license in the first place. With this, you may also present documentation showing proof of your improvement and performance while you are still in your hobby location or going through the process of improving yourself.

Legal Help

Before submitting any of the documents and filling out the application forms you should make sure that you have legal help in ensuring that you have properly filled out the whole application form. There are some costs associated with the restoration of your driver’s license as well as some parts of the process that needs to be cleared up first. We will discuss this in the next article of this series.

Let Haque Legal Help You With Your Charges

Now that you know some facts about how you can get your license restored in Michigan it is time to get down to it. If you require a lawyer who can assist you with ensuring that you protect your rights to your property, it is important to know that you also have a team that can help you out with your specific needs. 

Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that those who are innocent will be protected by the law and the full extent of justice will be used.


The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.

 Let us help you out.

If you need a lawyer to help you during your license restoration proceedings, call us immediately.

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