David J. Dart, PC Attorney At Law Located at
9437 N Haggerty Rd, Plymouth, MI.
Phone: (734) 404-5800 http://www.davidjdart.com
 
 
 

Drunk Driving - 24/7 Response

7.jpgDid you know that mandatory drunk driving license revocations are computed on the dates of conviction and not on the date of the actual offense or arrest?
 
In Michigan, an individual with at least two drunk driving convictions within seven years is subject to an indefinite revocation of his or her driving privileges. In Michigan, an individual with at least three drunk driving convictions within ten years is subject to an indefinite revocation of his or her driving privileges. These revocations have few exceptions, and always work great hardships on individuals who cannot drive to work, school, or other important functions. The seven or ten year period is not calculated on the arrest/offense date, but is actually calculated on the date of the plea or trial conviction. Therefore, if for example an individual was convicted seven years and one day later following his first conviction, his or her license will suspend, but not be indefinitely revoked. Depending on the facts of your case, taking a last-minute plea bargain on or near the date of trial may save your license form revocation. Before resolving any repeat drunk driving case by entry of plea, it is crucial to accurately determine conviction dates. If you are charged with your second, third or higher drunk driving offense call David Dart to discuss your best defense.
 
Did you know that the DLAD has a lengthy list of tasks that must be completed prior to restoring a license revoked for drunk-driving offenses and that failure to properly complete the tasks will result in your petition being denied?
 
An individual with two drunk driving convictions in seven years, or three drunk driving convictions in ten years will have his or her driver’s license subject to an automatic indefinite revocation. This is much worse than a license suspension, which begins and ends on set dates. A revocation continues until a successful appeal, and will not terminate until this occurs. An individual with two drunk driving convictions in seven years is not eligible to file an appeal until at least one year after the revocation. An individual with three drunk driving convictions in ten years is not eligible to file an appeal until at least five years after the revocation.
 
The DLAD is very stingy and very precise in it’s requirements to grant an appeal. Improperly documented appeals are routinely denied, which leads to circuit court appeals and a one-year additional waiting period before petitioning again. It is crucially important to properly prepare an appeal that meets all of the specific requirements set forth by Michigan law. David Dart is familiar with these requirements and he has successfully handled many license appeals. There are no short-cuts to properly preparing your DLAD appeal. If you are attempting to reinstate revoked Michigan driving privileges, call David Dart immediately to discuss your case.
 
 

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