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What Consequences Do I Have To Face If The Restoration Hearing Goes South?


There are a lot of things that could go wrong when you do not hire a lawyer and your driving license restoration hearing goes south. Keep in mind that the license restoration process in Michigan is very strict and it is highly restrictive and specialized. If you do not hire a lawyer, you can end up doing the following mistakes:

Go To Jail

A common misconception that people have is the fact that just because they went to jail and served time, they can automatically get their license back. This is a common mistake and a common misunderstanding that most people have. 

The fact is that serving time is entirely separate and distinct from the restoration of your license. In one case that we handled, the client failed to consult with us before driving. He was caught by a traffic officer and was sent to jail because his license was already revoked. We were called in by his family to help him out with his problem and it was a long process before we settled his affairs.

There is no workaround to driving with a revoked license. So remember, serving prison time does not mean that you will not have your license revoked.

Can I use the defense that my work requires having a driving license in Michigan?

Some people commit the mistake of believing that they have work requirements that could easily help their process of renewing their license. This is a mistake. Even if you have work requirements of having a driver’s license, the truth of the matter is that the court does not care about that. Even if you have a work requirement that needs a license for you to drive, and you use that as leverage for the court to allow you to drive again this is not even going to have any bearing on your case.

We always remind our clients of the fact that your need for a license is not a right but it is a privilege that is granted to you by the state of Michigan. If you failed to show proof that you haven’t changed and you are merely using your license requirements at work to get back your driving license the court will see through that and you will not succeed in your request.

The main factor that makes or breaks your request for a license restoration is whether or not you are already sober at the time of your request. This is what you need to communicate to the court and to the judge and not the fact that your work requires you to have a driving license.

The Bottom-line

We have seen a lot of cases fail because of the failure of our clients to look at the bottom line of their applications. 

You must keep in mind that the bottom line of your hearing for your license restoration is to show that you have already changed and that you have changed for the better. 

Being sober is not a standard requirement when it comes to getting a driver’s license. However, once you already have a record that shows your failure to control your liquor when you drive or your failure to control yourself not to drive when you are under the influence the process of getting a license back becomes harder. In this process, you would need a lawyer who knows how to handle the situation and who can provide you with the right information on the process.

No matter how many mistakes you have made in the process of filing and you might think that there is no way out of it, our law firm will be there for you.

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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