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Alcoholics Anonymous after DUI/OWI in Michigan

When you lose the ability to drive, the most important thing is getting back on the road as soon as possible. One step to getting your license back is proving you have overcome any problems with alcohol, especially if you are facing a driver's license hearing. Driver’s license hearings require proof of sobriety from multiple sources, and attending a structured support group such as Alcoholics Anonymous will move you one step closer to getting your license back. Grabel & Associates is a premier law firm and our driver’s license attorneys understand how AA can affect cases like yours. Work with an attorney and ensure the best possible result in your DL case or Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight hearing.

Driver’s License Reinstatement Attorney in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan

Under the direction of supervising attorney Scott Grabel, our Michigan criminal defense team fights to protect the rights of clients facing driver’s license suspension and revocation. We know how driver’s license law affects every case, and our work in past cases statewide gives our attorneys hands-on experience that will give you a decisive advantage in your case. If you want to get your Michigan DL back after a suspension or revocation, contact Grabel & Associates right now. We will help you understand what you need to do to get your license back and explain how Alcoholics Anonymous participation could assist you throughout your Michigan DUI, OWI, or other driver’s license related case.

Will Alcoholics Anonymous Help Me Get My Driver’s License Back?

When you request a hearing to get your DL back, you will be evaluated by an alcohol abuse counselor, who will determine the extent of your alcohol problem. A person who is labeled an alcohol abuser might not need to attend AA in order to win a driver’s license hearing, whereas someone who is determined to have a dependence on alcohol will more likely need to demonstrate participation in a structured support group. Although AA attendance is not necessarily required, it certainly helps in driver's license hearings and throughout driver’s license restoration cases.

Additionally, hearing officers will want to establish if you were involved in AA and following the program’s steps as opposed to simply attending. For your hearing, it is often helpful to memorize at least the first few steps of the program, and obtain letters from an AA sponsor or other member verifying that you have participated in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. When trying to convince a hearing officer to give you back your right to drive, every piece of supporting evidence helps. Work with a lawyer and determine if AA will help you succeed in your case and don’t risk losing your hearing and facing additional time without a license.

How Will AA Help Me Get My License Back?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a 12-step program aimed at helping alcohol abusers achieve lasting sobriety. The structured nature of AA makes it beneficial in driver’s license restoration cases, as hearings officers will want reason to believe that you will stop drinking and can safely drive again. Oftentimes, offenders need to prove that they will never drink again, and certainly that they will never abuse alcohol again. Since AA works to support sobriety, participation gives officers reason to believe you will keep your alcohol problem under control in the future, even after regaining your license.

Alcoholics Anonymous participation in Michigan may be critically important, but even more crucial is working with a skilled driver’s license restoration attorney who can help you determine the best steps to take throughout your DL reinstatement case. Grabel & Associates will consult with you and investigate the details of your case to determine what additional evidence is needed before facing a DL hearing in Michigan, and our team of lawyers will fight to win back your license as soon as possible.

Our Approach to AA and Driver’s License Restoration in Michigan

With your ability to drive on the line, you need to work with a top-notch firm familiar with cases like yours. Our proven results demonstrate that our team of attorneys can achieve excellent results in even the toughest DL restoration cases, and we know how to utilize AA attendance and other supporting evidence to help you get your license back right away. If you are not yet eligible for license restoration, contact our firm to find out more about restricted driver’s licenses and what you can do now to prepare for future restoration.

Without a talented license reinstatement attorney on your side, you could face additional years without a license and find it tough to work, attend class, or get to AA meetings. With one of Michigan’s top lawyers for DUI, OWI, OWVI, OWPD, drug crime, and criminal vehicle cases on your side, you will have an edge in your case that will result in the best possible outcome.

Contact Scott Grabel for License Reinstatement After Alcohol Related Crime

Call our law firm at 1-800-342-7896 anytime for a free consultation with an experienced license reinstatement analyst. You can also set up a free consultation with trial attorney Scott Grabel via our toll free number, or by contacting us online. Don’t hesitate to contact an attorney, our lawyers are ready to help you prove your sobriety and get back on the road right away.

Please note: Recently DLAD/DAAD changed their name to the Administrative Hearings Section (AHS). Common use of the name AHS has not yet been widely accepted and the entity responsible for driver’s license hearings is still referred to as DLAD/DAAD in almost all legal areas, which is why we continue to use the term “DLAD/DAAD” throughout our website. More information about this change can be found at the Michigan Secretary of State’s website here.

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If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
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