Re: Michigan/Indiana Suspension
That is a very interesting question. On the one hand, your violation was in MI so IN's ability to remove the restriction is limited by virtue of the MI violation and resulting restriction.
However, with you being an IN resident and I assume you are employed there as well, I'm not sure how MI can make a decision to grant you a restricted license in IN... Although their decision might be reported as well.
Public transportation!!! You have to keep in mind that a restricted license after your conviction, is an even higher privilege that that which grants us the regular ability to drive.
So your "either give me a restricted license or I won't be able to fulfill my obligation to the court" inference will more likely be frowned at, shunned and your request will most certainly be denied.
Admit fault (assuming you've been convicted), show some remorse, mixed with some respect for the authority that you are hoping to overlook your mistake and you might get some leeway as to how easy you should have it.
With that being said, I have to agree with Licensegrl's analogy of "implied consent", however, I find it extremely illogical that the law requires an officer to read a legal document to an intoxicated driver whose been deemed unable to drive, yet he is expected to sign an authorization which might quite possibly strip him of some of his rights... What were they thinking of???
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!