DAAD/DLAD Hearing in Muskegon
When you face repeat DUI conviction, it is likely that you will face a driver’s license revocation rather than a suspension, and you will have to win your license back after the suspension period has passed. Requesting a driver’s license reinstatement in Muskegon isn’t as simple as paying a fee or filling out a form, as you will have to win a hearing with the DAAD (Driver Assessment Appeal Division), also referred to as the DLAD (Driver’s License Appeal Division). Without an experienced driver’s license attorney, it is extremely difficult to win a reinstatement hearing, and it is critical to your future that you hire an attorney who knows what it takes to achieve great results in DAAD/DLAD cases. Contact our firm now to learn more about our guaranteed driver’s license reinstatement services in Muskegon, and what we can do to help you get back on the road right away.
Muskegon Driver’s License Defense Lawyer
Under the direction of experienced Muskegon trial lawyer Scott Grabel, our law firm has provided first-rate criminal defense and post-conviction representation to clients statewide with over 100 years of combined experience. Our firm understands what you need to prove in a DLAD hearing, and we know the strategies that are effective in front of Michigan driver’s license reinstatement hearing boards. While you can legally seek reinstatement without an attorney, it is often not a good idea to do so, as if you lose, you will have to wait at least another year before reapplying for a new hearing. If you are unable to win a hearing, your license will remain suspended indefinitely, and it will be difficult to get to work, school, or other obligations.
Our team is available 24/7 to begin providing affordable legal representation in DAAD hearings. Contact us now and win back your driver’s license after a revocation in Michigan.
What is a DLAD Hearing?
The DLAD, or Driver’s License Appeal Division, is an administrative agency, and a hearing before the division is very similar to a court trial. Administrative judges decide the fate of reinstatement applicants, and assess an applicant’s case based on forms submitted, letters presented, and testimony given. Our firm helps clients prepare for a hearing by:
- scheduling and helping with the preparation of the required substance abuse evaluation and 12 panel drug screening
- gathering and evaluating letters of reference
- documenting treatment history
- witness preparation
- testimony preparation and mock questioning
- preparation of other documents demonstrating your sobriety or other lifestyle changes
When Can I Request a DAAD/DLAD Hearing?
The amount of time you must wait before applying for a DAAD hearing varies, dependent on the specific conviction your license was revoked as a result of. If you had two drunk-driving convictions, you can request a hearing after one year. If you had three drunk driving convictions, then you will have to wait either one or five years, depending on the specific sentence you were given. The revocation period you face depends greatly on the look-back period for offense, and it is crucial to ask an attorney how your case is viewed under Michigan law, and what you can do to get your license back as soon as possible.
How to Win a DAAD Hearing
Unlike a DUI/OWI/OWVI/OUIL case, the burden of proof rests upon you in your hearing, and you have to comprehensively demonstrate that you deserve your license back and are unlikely to reoffend. In order to win your hearing, you must show that your alcohol or substance abuse problem is under control and will remain under control, that risk of repeating past behavior is a low risk, that you have the ability to safely drive and follow the law, and that you have completely abstained from alcohol use for at least 12 months.
Our attorneys know what it will take to convince a DAAD judge in Muskegon that you won’t drive while under the influence in the future, and we are available now to begin working with you throughout your case. Contact us for a free initial case consultation now, no matter where you are in the state of Michigan.
Our Approach to DAAD/DLAD Hearing Defense
Our lawyers are dedicated to helping clients move on from past criminal convictions, and we are so confident in our ability to win DAAD/DLAD hearings that we guarantee we will be successful during your first attempt. If we can’t win your hearing, we will continue to represent you until you are back on the road for free. Our firm boasts an exceptional win rate of 97% for first time reinstatement applicants, and we are ready now to begin applying our proven strategies to your case.
Contact Our Muskegon Driver’s License Restoration Lawyers 24/7
To speak with a driver’s license lawyer now, call 1-800-342-7896. We will provide you with a free case analysis immediately by phone, or set up an initial analysis if you contact us online. Our firm is available 24/7 to begin fighting for you in a Michigan DAAD hearing.