Pursuant to MCL 257.625, if you get a DUI in another state, have a DUI on your driving record and then move to Michigan, your driver’s license may be suspended for an additional length of time. While this may seem like double jeopardy, driving is a privilege not a right. Especially when moving to a new state, not having a valid driver’s license can present a real problem. You may face background checks for new employment, have your credit checked using your driver’s license number for a new lease or bank account, or just need to drive around to find your way around your neighborhood or to your new drive.
Our firm has been able to negotiate on behalf of our clients to get this term of suspension dropped, reduced, or to count prior driver’s licenses suspensions as concurrent. Upon moving to a new state getting your life in order without being able to drive can be nearly impossible. Even if you are already established, you will need to arrange for transportation to work, and other places. We can put our experience to work for you and get you back on the road sooner.
Previously we have written about when a person with a suspended license moves to Michigan. This is a difficult situation, but what about when a Michigan resident with a suspended Michigan license moves out of state? Unfortunately this is becoming a more common occurrence as people leave the state of Michigan for job opportunities elsewhere. Procedurally these cases are very similar to a Michigan resident’s Driver’s license restoration. However, once the appeal goes through, you will be granted a clearance meaning that the hold on your license is cancelled. This means you will be free to get a new license in your new state. Our lawyers are experienced in driver’s license restoration and understand that it is inconvenient to handle a complicated administrative matter from out of state. We can handle the hassle and stress for you, allowing you to focus on more important issues.
Recently, our firm was able to help a client with a tricky driver’s license restoration problem. He had received a DUI in another state and upon moving to Michigan was informed that he would face another term of license suspension. While this may seem like double jeopardy, in fact driving is a privilege not a right. Our firm was able to negotiate a deal for him whereby he was essentially credited for the suspension he had previously completed. He now has full driving privileges in Michigan.
We are very proud of the results we were able to negotiate for this client and would love the chance to help you with your driver’s license restoration or other legal problem too. To retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC, for assistance in these matters call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message. We are experienced Michigan attorneys with offices in Troy, MI.