Habitual Michigan DUI Offender License Revocation

If you demonstrate a pattern of committing drunk driving offenses in Michigan, you may be labeled as a habitual offender. Under the state’s vehicle code, the Secretary of State is required to revoke your driver’s license if you are deemed a habitual offender. For this reason, it is important to contact a Michigan DUI attorney.

Convictions that May Lead to Habitual Offender Status

In order to be labeled a habitual offender under the Michigan Vehicle Code, you must be convicted of two alcohol-related driving offenses within seven years. Three convictions within 10 years will also qualify you as a habitual offender.

Multiple convictions of the following offenses can lead to habitual offender status:

  • Operating while intoxicated (OWI)
  • Operating while visibly impaired (OWVI)
  • Operating a commercial vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .04% or higher

Penalties for Habitual Offenders

If you meet the criteria for a habitual offender, the Secretary of State will revoke your driver’s license for a period of one year, and you will not be eligible to apply for a DAAD hearing until that year has elapsed. If your license is revoked a second time within seven years, the revocation period is a minimum five years.