Attorney J. Dallo explains driver’s license suspension in Michigan OWI cases. If you’ve been arrested for an OWI offense in Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, or anywhere in Oakland County, Michigan, or surrounding areas, contact Dallo Law, P.C. at (248) 283-7000 to schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss your defense.
Any kind of drunk driving case will have an effect on the person’s license. It might be as limited as a restriction, meaning the person can drive to and from work, to and from school, like that. And it could be as extreme as being suspended. It’s the state, our state of Michigan that issues the suspension. It’s not something that the judge does, or the prosecutor does, it’s the state. The prosecutor and the judge can help fashion a sentencing, but it often cannot really include what happens to the license. That’s a state, secretary of state matter. There is an administrative process, typically it starts with when the license is revoked somehow or suspended. It starts with paying the state of Michigan a fee. It will be a fine of some kind. And that gets the ball rolling, whereby a person can start on the path of having their license returned to them.