Driver License Suspensions vs. Drivers License Revocations

Romulus Traffic Ticket Lawyers Explain:
Driver License Suspensions vs. Drivers License Revocations

Under Michigan law you may lose your driving privileges for a variety of reasons. But what many people do not understand is that a Driver License Suspensions and a Drivers License Revocation are two different things.

One thing is for certain though – when you lose your license you lose your freedom. And in many cases you may even lose your job, as the effect of being without legal transportation snowballs. And if you choose to drive without a valid drivers’ license you put yourself at risk for a driving on suspended license or driving on revoked license ticket.

As an experienced Detroit area traffic attorney, I have helped men and women across Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County – including Romulus, Pontiac, Novi, Waterford and more – get their license back. In this article I explain the differences between a Driver License Suspensions and a Drivers License Revocation.

Drivers License Suspension

Under Michigan law your drivers’ license will be suspended if you accumulate 12 or more points. Most cities – including Romulus, Novi, Pontiac, Waterford and others –  will also suspend your driver’s license fairly quickly for any unpaid tickets.

When most driver’s license suspensions, you will be given a start and end date to the suspension. At the end of that time you can go into a Secretary of State branch office and pay a reinstatement fee.

Do not make the mistake of assuming that the reinstatement is “automatic” at the end of suspension. It stays suspended until you go in and pay the reinstatement fee.

If you are caught at any time driving while your Drivers License is suspended, you face a driving on suspended ticket (DWLS) that carries a fine of $500 and up to 93 days in jail.

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Drivers License Revocation

A driver’s license revocation is much more serious than a suspension. Revocations can be given  for a number of reasons in Michigan, including: drunk driving (OWI/DWI/DUI); refusing to take a blood alcohol (BAC) test; or using a vehicle to commit a felony.

If a driver’s license is revoked a first time, you must reapply after one year. This involves more than just paying a fee (like a suspension) – and actually entails having to petition the court.

If your license is revoked a subsequent time, you will have to wait 5 years to reapply.

If you are caught at any time driving while your Drivers License is revoked it is punishable by a fine of $500 and up to 93 days in jail – as well as additional administrative penalties.

Read More About Driving on Revoked License Here

Best Traffic Ticket Lawyers in Romulus

Our traffic ticket lawyers have helped hundreds of men and women in Detroit, Southfield, Romulus, Novi and beyond beat their traffiic tickets – so that their drivers licence was not suspended or revoked. Our traffic lawyers have also successfully defended clients in hundreds of “driving on suspended” and “driving on revoked” cases – helping them avoid huge fines and jail time.

Our skilled legal team has established a reputation as top traffic lawyers in Detroit by consistently earning great results in tough cases. If you have received a traffic ticket in Detroit, Southfield, Romulus, Novi, Pontiac – or anywhere in Michigan – call our experienced traffic ticket lawyers today for a free consultation.

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