License revocations are the most serious action the state can take against your driving license. Revocations completely wipe out your ability to operate a motor vehicle; if you want to restore your license, you’ll need to wait a year before you’re allowed to make a restoration request. Once a year passes, you’ll need to gather documents and testimony to provide evidence that you’d be a safe driver; only then will you be able to drive again.
However, if you get your license revoked again within seven years of your first revocation, you’ll be barred from requesting a reinstatement of your driving privileges for five years. If you rely on driving for work, a five-year revocation would require you to find a new career. If your license or livelihood is at stake, it’s vital that you find a suspended license attorney you can trust.
What If I Drive on a Suspended or Revoked License & Get Caught?
Driving on a suspended or revoked license in Michigan is a crime, and you could face jail time and heavy fees if you’re convicted. In most cases, the court will charge you with a misdemeanor; misdemeanor charges come with up to 93 days in jail and as much as $500 in fees. If you’re convicted for the same offense again, you may end up spending a year in jail and receiving a $1,000 fine. In both cases, your registration plates will be cancelled.
However, if you end up causing injury or death behind the wheel while driving with a suspended or revoked license, the court will charge you with a felony. If you’re convicted, you could be facing up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Your vehicle may be forfeited to the state as well, which is an additional financial loss.If you’ve been accused of driving on a suspended license, or you need your license reinstated, speak with me in a free strategy session. As a Farmington Hills suspended license attorney with more than 17 years of experience, I can help you understand your options and protect your interests.