Driver’s License Suspensions – Reasons Go Further Than DUI or Reckless Driving

Michigan driver’s license restoration attorneys know that there are many reasons that individuals’ licenses are suspended. Most people assume that a driver’s license will only be suspended or revoked if they are convicted on charges of DUI, reckless driving, or other traffic violations. The fact is, your license may be suspended for a number of reasons, which we will discuss below.

In the United States, all states have laws which allow an individual’s license to be suspended for reasons which are not related to driving, at the discretion of the state’s motor vehicle agency or courts. Some of the circumstances that may result in your driving privileges being suspended include:

 Failure to maintain proper auto insurance
 Failure to comply with an order for child support
 Failure to appear in court when you have been summoned for a moving violation
 Offenses committed by minors which are drug or alcohol related, other than DUI
 Fraudulently applying for a driver’s license or fraudulent vehicle registration documents
 Unlawful use of or altering of driver’s license
 Convictions for offenses which are drug-related, such as possession, distribution, or other offenses not related to DUI
 Fictitious license registration, inspection, or plates
 Delinquent conduct by a minor
Not all of these reasons for license suspension apply in every state, but most do. Other than DUI or reckless driving, your license may also be suspended for an extended amount of time if you are found driving on a suspended license. Leaving the scene of an accident and accumulation of points on your driving record for “countable” violations and/or accidents will also leave you with a suspended driver’s license.

An experienced Michigan drivers license restoration lawyer understands that having the privilege to drive is essential; it is a lifeline that is critical to living a normal everyday life, so that individuals can get to and from work or school, attend doctor appointments, go to church, run errands, pick up the kids from school and more.


If your license has been suspended, it may be possible to have it reinstated, although you will need the guidance of an experienced attorney as the process is complex. Contact us today to discuss your situation.