Driving While License Suspended

In Michigan, driving is our birthright.  A driver’s license suspension is inconvenient at best, making day-to-day life difficult.  Many times, people drive without a license and the result is that they end up being charged with Driving While License Suspended [DWLS], which can cause even greater problems.  Attorney Patrick Chatterton is skilled in handling DWS cases for his clients.  He understands that his clients need the knowledge and perception he brings to each case in order to have a fair chance at having their licenses restored.  Because the restoration process is confusing, it is important to have an attorney with the know-how and understanding of the process represent you.

The consequences of driving with a suspended, revoked or denied license increase with the offense.  Attorney Chatterton is experienced working with clients in every situation, and recognizes how to best advocate for his clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges.  Attorney Chatterton believes that every client deserves the best representation available.  He will fight for his clients’ rights every time.

The penalties for Driving While License Suspended, Revoked, or Denied, include the following:

First Offense

  • A fine of up to $500 OR
  • A sentence of up to 93 days in jail, OR BOTH
  • Additional license sanctions are mandatory
  • 2 points added to your driving record
  • A Driver Responsibility Fee of $500 for 2 consecutive years

Second Offense

  • A fine of up to $1000 OR
  • A sentence of up to 1 year in jail, OR BOTH
  • Additional license sanctions are mandatory
  • Immobilized vehicle for up to 180 days
  • 2 points added to your driving record
  • A Driver Responsibility Fee of $500 for 2 consecutive years

Third, Fourth and Fifth Offenses

  • A fine of up to $1,000 OR
  • A sentence of up to 1 year in jail, OR BOTH
  • Additional license sanctions are mandatory
  • 2 points added to your driving record
  • A Driver Responsibility Fee of $500 for 2 consecutive years
  • If there are 2, 3 or 4 prior convictions within 7 years, there are additional consequences:
  1. License plate confiscation.
  2. Vehicle immobilization for 90 to 180 days.

Clients who have had their licenses revoked must go through the driver’s license restoration process. This involves the possibility of reinstatement hearings, and may result in you continuing to be denied a license.  It is important to have quality representation during this process, to have an attorney who is practiced and skilled in these situations.  Attorney Chatterton fights for his clients so that they are given a fair hearing and will work diligently to get their licenses restored. Contact the law office today to schedule a consultation.

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