The phrase “license revocation” sounds like a life sentence. It’s understandable that you may feel hopeless and wonder if trying to renew your license after an OWI is worth it at all. 

A glass of whisky sitting next to car keys

But I can tell you that it could definitely be worth the effort. A license revocation doesn’t have to be permanent. Beginning your journey to renew your license after an OWI can help you regain your quality of life, and with the right license restoration attorney to help you, your chances of getting your license back may be better than you ever imagined.

The first step of the journey begins with you. You have to make a conscious decision to try to restore your license rather than waiting. The sooner you step up to take your future into your own hands, the sooner you can get back to having the freedom you so greatly value.

6 Advantages of Renewing a License after an OWI

1) You no longer have to rely on others for transportation.

You may have gotten accustomed to calling for ride shares or asking your friends to take you places, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  With the ability to drive, you can eliminate that burden.

2) Regaining your independence and spontaneity.

Beyond simply being able to drive to the places you must go, you can essentially drive wherever you want to go. When you have a full license, you can come and go as you please, at all hours of the day.

3) Opening up options for job opportunities.

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If your license is revoked and you haven’t even tried to get a restricted license, you are extremely limited regarding employment options. The jobs would have to allow for remote work, or they must be within walking or biking distance. Alternatively, you may have to pay an arm and a leg to use a ride share to and from work every day. Drivers who attempt to get their licenses back after a revocation frequently are given a restricted license first, which would at least allow you to drive to and from work.

4) Being able to obtain a license in your home state.

If you moved out of state but your OWI violation was in Michigan, the state of Michigan would have a hold on your license. That means that you can’t get a license in your new home state until you get the situation cleared up here. Without a license, you may have trouble obtaining employment or buying a home.  Stepping up to renew your license may help you move on with your life, wherever that may take you.

5) Being able to get your social life back.

Now, we have to be careful here. One of the keys to getting your license back is showing the licensing board that you have made better choices and are avoiding places where you may be tempted to use alcohol or drugs. As long as you avoid potential triggers, having your license back means you can spend more quality time with friends and family again, preferably those who will support your sobriety. Having a positive support network is beneficial for your mental health, and the board recognizes its importance

6) You can genuinely have a renewed lease on life.

With all of the above possibilities, you can look forward to all that life has to offer. You can feel empowered while having confidence in your resilience, strength, and ability to overcome challenges.

If you haven’t thought about trying to renew your license after an OWI, maybe it’s time to do so. Whether you currently live in Michigan or out of state, you can feel confident in your ability to get your license back with the right guidance. Contact me to begin your journey.