If your driver’s license has been suspended by the Secretary of State, you may be eligible for a restricted license that would allow you to drive to and from work or other appointments. Under some circumstances, Michigan law allows an individual whose driver’s license has been suspended to petition a Circuit Court to grant them a restricted license that would allow them to drive for limited purposes. This petition is often referred to as a “hardship appeal” because it requires the petitioner to explain to a judge why they would suffer an “undue hardship” from a continued suspension of a driver’s license. This type of petition can be complicated so it is advisable that you speak to an experienced attorney to see if you are eligible for a restricted license under the law before paying a filing fee and wasting time in court. If you would like to know if you are eligible for this type of restricted license, give me a call at 517-548-7400.
If you have questions about license restoration, criminal law or civil litigation, call Bill at (517) 548-7400 or email him at [email protected].
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their businesses. Email us at [email protected], or call (517) 548-7400. The information in this column is not intended as legal advice.