We talk a lot about drugged or drunken driving as common causes of suspension or revocation of a Michigan driver’s license. Although these might be the most common causes, a license can be suspended or revoked for many other reasons as well.

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Attorney Mark Langschied helps Michigan residents get their licenses back after a revocation due to drunken or drugged driving. However, we can help individuals whose licenses were revoked for nearly any reason, so contact us to help you get your life back on track.

Common Causes of Suspension and Revocation of Michigan Driver’s Licenses

1) Failing to Appear in Court

If you were summoned to appear in court but did not, your license may be suspended. A warrant may be issued for your arrest as well. If you didn’t receive the notice at all but found out about the summons after the fact, you would have two weeks to tell the court about the issue to clear the matter.

2) 12 or More Points on a License

When you’re pulled over for routine traffic violations and receive a ticket, you may get points on your license. Some types of traffic violations do not include points, but most do. The more you get pulled over and the more excessive the violation is, the more points you would get. If you have 12 or more points, you risk having your license suspended or revoked.

Some types of driving violations may lead to an immediate suspension of a license, especially for commercial drivers.

3) Neglecting to Make Child Support Payments on Time

Your license may be suspended if you owe too much in child support. In fact, if you owe two months of child support, you may even be arrested.

4) Crimes that Involve Driving

You may lose your license if you use your car to commit a crime, such as drug trafficking, vehicular assault, pumping gas and intentionally driving off without paying, and leaving the scene of an accident.

5) Failing to Use an Ignition Interlock Device Properly

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If you’re trying to get a revoked license back, you may be required to use an ignition interlock device for several months while you have a restricted license. If you don’t follow the rules, it could ruin your chances of getting your full license back, essentially extending your revocation.

6) Using a License Illegally

Minors are frequent offenders in this scenario, such as when they try to doctor a license or use a fake ID to buy alcohol.

7) Lack of Auto Insurance

It may be an expensive bill to pay every month, but auto insurance is not optional if you want to drive. If you don’t have insurance, you may be facing a misdemeanor and license suspension.

8) Not Paying Traffic Tickets

One outstanding ticket that you have genuinely forgotten to pay is one thing. However, having several outstanding tickets piling up may lead to a loss of your license, impounding of your car, and even jail time.

9) Using an Expired License

If you’re behind the wheel and your license is expired, you may face penalties such as further loss of your driving privileges.

10) Failing to Yield to an Emergency Responder

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If a driver fails to yield to an emergency responder and this action leads to an injury, the driver’s license may be suspended. If it results in a death, the license may be revoked, and the driver would likely face criminal penalties. 

Such would be the case in other types of accidents that result in injury or death as well.

Have a Suspended or Revoked Michigan Driver’s License?

Contact us for more information about how to get your Michigan driver’s license back after a suspension or revocation.

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