If the value of the property was less than $200.00, then you are likely guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00 or 3 times the value of the property, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine. MCL 750.356a. The fact that you went back to return the battery does not negate the crime, but it might help you get leniency in sentencing. This offense should not affect your driving privileges.
One way to double check if you are being charged with a misdemeanor or a felony is to look at your case number. If it ends in "SM" or "OM" you are being charged with a misdemeanor. If it ends in "FY" you are being charged with a felony.
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Based on the facts provided in your question, this incident should not impact your driver's license. It is always a good idea to consult with an experienced attorney when facing criminal charges.
I have experience representing individuals in Dickinson County, and would be happy to discuss this matter with you further. You can contact my office to schedule a free initial consultation, or a telephone conference. (906) 228-0001.