We all make mistakes, but our actions have consequences, and sometimes these consequences result in criminal charges. If you have been convicted of drunk driving or another traffic-related offense, you might have gotten your driver’s license suspended or revoked.
You may be worried that you will never get it back. After a certain period of time, you should be eligible for a reinstatement. You will need to check the status of your license and if you are eligible for a hearing, take advantage of it. It is a lengthy process, though, so here is what you will need to do to prepare.
Applying for a hearing requires a lot of documentation. Here is what you need:
Once you have compiled all the necessary documentation, you can apply for the hearing online or via mail.
Once your packet has been submitted, your hearing will be scheduled within two or three months. You will be notified about the hearing a few weeks before it takes place.
You will need to have a basic understanding of what to say at your hearing, so you will want to practice your testimony. It is a good idea to have an attorney at the hearing to represent you. They will persuasively defend you and show the changes you have made since you were arrested. It may also be helpful to have additional witnesses at the hearing to discuss your sobriety and lifestyle changes.
Living without a driver’s license can be challenging. Find out how to get your license reinstated so you can drive to work, school, and other places without having to rely on anyone else.
Count on the Michigan criminal defense lawyers at Lucido & Manzella, P.C. to help you with your license reinstatement. We will work to get you back in the driver’s seat so you can take back control of your life. Call us or fill out this online form to schedule a consultation.
We offer a free initial consultation so you will get an opportunity to meet us, and we will have an opportunity to learn more about your legal issue.
Mr. Manzella represents businessman William Weber, who admitted to falsifying an invoice at ex-Macomb prosecutor Eric Smith’s request. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of conspiracy to commit a legal act in an illegal manner, with felony offenses dismissed during the sentencing.
L’Tonya Marie Payne, a 51-year-old black woman, is facing misdemeanor assault charges following an altercation. The complaining witness, who is white, stated the police would not believe Ms. Payne due to her skin color. Attorney Vince Manzella is working alongside Ms. Payne to fight these allegations, as she was arrested simply on the basis of the witness’s word.
Joseph Wolf, former director of the Detroit Stars, was sentenced to two years of supervised probation. Wolf pleaded guilty to embezzling funds from the nonprofit youth baseball league. Typically, the felony count can result in up to 10 years in prison, a fine of $15,000, and other charges, but Lucido & Manzella, P.C. was able to help the client receive a reduced sentence.
Charles Frontera, a former Roseville city councilman, was sentenced to a year of probation after a misdemeanor charge was dismissed at sentencing. During a pretrial conference, Mr. Frontera pleaded guilty to substance possession, and in doing so, Attorney Manzella was able to protect the client from severe charges.