Driver’s License Restoration
If a driver’s license is suspended, an individual’s driving privileges are temporarily withdrawn for a specific period and may be reinstated once the terms of the suspension are fulfilled. Because a driver’s license renewal transaction is required you must visit a Secretary of State Branch office to get your license reinstated.
If a driver’s license is revoked, an individual’s driving privileges are terminated and can only be reinstated if the individual meets eligibility requirements and any conditions or terms set forth in a hearing facilitated through the Michigan Department of State.
Whether through an accumulation of points, driving while intoxicated or other violation there are specific penalties and consequences for each offense.
- Manslaughter, negligent homicide, or other felony involving use of a motor vehicle
- Operating under the influence of liquor or drugs
- Failing to stop and give identification at the scene of a crash
- Reckless driving
- Unlawful bodily alcohol content of 0.08 or more
- Refusal to take a chemical test
- Fleeing or eluding a police officer
- Drag racing
- Operating while visibly impaired
- Under age 21 with any bodily alcohol content
- 16 mph or more over the legal speed limit
- Failure to yield/show due caution for emergency vehicles
- Careless driving
- Disobeying a traffic signal or stop sign or improper passing
- 11 through 15 mph over the legal speed limit
- Failure to stop at railroad crossing
- Failure to stop for a school bus or for disobeying a school crossing guard
- Open alcohol container in vehicle
- All other moving violations of traffic laws
- Refusal of Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) by a driver under age 21