Restoring Your Michigan Driver's License


After being arrested or convicted for DUI, your license can be suspended or revoked. If so, you may be dealing with the many hardships of trying to live your life without a driver’s license. The Driver License Appeal Division in Michigan is often cautious to restore driving privileges, but our Grand Rapids DUI lawyers can work with you to present a case why your privileges should be restored.

At Blanchard Law, we understand the importance of having your ability to drive. Contact us now at 616-773-2945 to discuss your options.


Although we always attempt to give you the best chance of success for having your license restored, no attorney can guarantee results. In some cases, there may be a specific timeframe for which you are required to remain suspended or they may simply refuse to accept our evidence. You do have the right to an appeal hearing, but we may also be able to request a provisional license.

A provisional license is a restricted license that gives you privileges to drive to:

  • Your workplace and home
  • Take care of your children
  • Doctors appointments
  • Essential activities or destinations


The license restoration process can be complex and stressful, especially if you are hoping for a quick solution. Working with a Grand Rapids DUI attorney is essential, as it is required that you present clear evidence that you will not be a repeat offender. This is known as the burden of proof, which involves convincing the officer during your hearing that they would be acting in your best interest to restore your driving privileges.

With more than 60 years of combined experience, lawyers at Blanchard Law are knowledgeable about the process and can provide you with continued guidance. Our legal team is caring and ready to help.

Call us now at 616-773-2945 to learn more.