DLAD: Reinstatement of License
Repeat offenders face license revocation upon conviction. The courts are no longer permitted to grant restricted licenses based upon any personal hardship that might be suffered. A person whose license is revoked must request reinstatement through the DLAD (Driver's License Appeal Division) after they have reached their eligibility date. To satisfy the DLAD, a person must provide a positive alcohol evaluation, and they must show that they have a) stopped using alcohol, b) successfully completed alcohol therapy, c) regularly attend a support group such as Alcoholics Anonymous, d) produce letters from family and friends showing a change in lifestyle and impact from being alcohol-free, and e) show a reason and need to drive.
Driving on a suspended or revoked license (DWLS) or proof of driving on a suspended or revoked license (such as an abstracted ticket for "no operator's permit on person") will results in an additional term of suspension being added to the suspension period. Thus, the eligibility date is extended farther out by the Secretary of State upon conviction or proof of DWLS.
The form for appealing is available online at http://www.michigan.gov/documents/DLAD-10_18861_7.pdf
The mailing address for mailing the request for hearing is:
Driver License Appeal Division
P.O. Box 30196
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7696
Or Fax: (517) 335-4706 or (517) 241-1376