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Michigan 14 Day Implied Consent Hearing Window

Question: Can you explain the 14-day window for requesting an implied consent hearing in Michigan? What happens to my driving privileges in the meantime?

Answer: As I indicated earlier, the request is made within 14 days. It would be very unusual that the hearing would occur within 14 days. It could be up to five or six weeks before you have a hearing, depending on scheduling availability both for the police officer and if you have an attorney, for your attorney. Or if you've got a date that you absolutely couldn't make it, they will generally afford you one opportunity to adjourn the hearing.

During that period of time, unless and until there's an adjudication at that hearing, your license is still in effect, and you will have no restriction on your ability to drive until after you go to that hearing and get notified of an unsatisfactory result. And again, in that case they generally give you a couple of weeks before the suspension becomes effective.

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