On Monday, September 29, it was announced that Hartselle, Alabama Mayor Don Hall would have his driver’s license suspended beginning this month and lasting until January after his September 5 DUI., according to Al.com. Hall was initially given a temporary license.
The mayor was arrested in Limestone County in early September after troopers received reports about an erratic driver. Hall refused to submit to a breathalyzer test at the time of his arrest. As far as how Hall intends to fulfill his duties as mayor during the suspension period, Hall said that, “I have people who are willing to offer their help and support when the time comes.”
Hall is scheduled to be arraigned on October 16 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.
Anyone who has had their driver’s license suspended for 90 days or even 30 days for DUI knows how difficult it is to navigate daily life when you cannot drive. While it may seem like no big deal, the privilege to drive is one many people take for granted until they lose it, then realize how much they really do depend on their own transportation.
In the state of Michigan, a first DUI offense will result in a 30 day license suspension, followed by 150 days of restricted driving. Even after 30 days has passed and driving is restricted, living a normal life is difficult, as a restricted license allows the individual to drive only for specific purposes, such as to and from work, school, or to court-ordered alcohol or substance abuse meetings.
If your driver’s license has been suspended or revoked because of DUI, multiple DUI offenses, failure to pay child support, a drug conviction, or for any reason, contact an experienced Michigan driver’s license restoration attorney who will review your case and help get your driving privilege back. The process is complex, so it is critical you work with a skilled and capable lawyer.