Q: Will my restricted Michigan license still be in effect if I move back there? I have full license in Colorado currently.
I had a restricted license when I moved from Michigan from a drunk driving 24 years ago(actually had two in same year). Colorado gave me a full license 2.5 years ago and now I want to move back to Michigan. I'm wondering if Michigan will give me my full license back or will it still be restricted?
A: That's a good question, and hard to answer without some further information. The most likely way to get a good answer is to obtain a COMPLETE, CERTIFIED driving record from the Michigan Secretary of State, and let me or some other Michigan attorney who handles drunk driving cases and the license problems from them on a regular basis review it. If you went through a hearing to get the restricted license from Michigan, you will probably still be on a restricted here, but would probably have to go through certain steps to renew it, and would have to have another full hearing to try to get back a full, unrestricted license. I handled a situation for someone who was completely without a Michigan license, who had then gotten a Colorado license, and Michigan still considered him to be suspended, so far as driving in Michigan was concerned. So I have to believe that Michigan would not just give you a full license, even though you have the Colorado license. Sincerely, Frank B. Ford
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