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Michigan Driver’s License Appeal Hearing Overview

The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have the hands-on experience needed to advise you throughout your driver’s license reinstatement case, and know exactly what you need to do to regain your license after it has been revoked. A Michigan driver’s license hearing is not easy to win, especially if you fail to hire the best possible criminal defense attorney, and many people fail on their first try. Fortunately, by working with our firm, you can greatly increase your chances of successfully regaining your driver’s license, and our team is available now to begin helping you through the license appeal hearing process.

Get Your Driver’s License Back in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Lansing, or Anywhere Else in Michigan

Contact our firm now if you have lost your driver’s license after a criminal conviction, and work with us throughout the post-conviction process so that you are able to get your license back right away. Our team will help you figure out exactly when you are eligible for a hearing or administrative review, and make sure you know what paperwork needs to be filed, when it needs to be submitted, and how to fill it out properly.

Our team has experience fighting for the rights of clients statewide, and we have appeared before all 10 Michigan hearings officers. Our driver’s license lawyers will be able to help you build your case relative to the hearings officer you will face, and we know what you can do to gain an edge throughout the reinstatement process.

Michigan Driver’s License Appeal Hearing Process

You need a lawyer who can help you prepare paperwork, meet deadlines, develop solid answers to the questions you will face in a hearing, and more, and Grabel & Associates has the experience needed to ensure everything is done to help you get back on the road. At a driver’s license assessment hearing, you will need to prove that you deserve your license back, and make sure the hearings officer believes the answers from your paperwork are authentic. Our team will help you prepare for your hearing so that you know what to say and do to reinforce every aspect of your case.

You will need to present at least 4 letters of reference from people close to you who can verify that you are sober and do not pose a risk of reoffending. Leading up to your hearing, you will need to be sober for at least 6 months, and must abstain from any drug or alcohol use. If your initial conviction involved a high BAC, repeat offense, or vehicle accident caused by alcohol, you may be required to abstain from alcohol and drugs for a year leading up to your hearing. In addition to reference letters, you will need to pass a 12-panel drug screen and alcohol assessment. Working with a skilled driver’s license reinstatement lawyer will help you make sure tests are performed accurately and the professionals selected to administer tests are reputable and recognized by hearings officers statewide.

Our Approach to Driver’s License Hearings in Michigan

Preparation is the most critical stage in a license hearing, and ensuring you have all the paperwork you need and that you understand what a judge needs to hear in order to give you back your license is crucial. Grabel & Associates will advise you throughout the process so that you know exactly what steps you need to take to win back your driving privileges. We know how hard it can be to lose your license, and want to get you back behind the wheel as soon as possible after you have served your sentence.

Our team has worked with clients who have previously been convicted of drunk driving, super drunk DUI, drug crime, felony DUI, and more, and we understand the specific legal issues you may face in your case. Our team will help you prepare each and every document you need while ensuring you are ready for the questions and procedures you will face in a hearing. If you are not able to win a hearing, you will have to wait another year to try again, which is why it is so important to be ready the first time. Grabel & Associates has proven skill in driver’s license reinstatement cases, and can give you the best chance at winning your license back. Let us help you prepare a compelling, consistent case and fight against long lasting license revocation.

Contact Scott Grabel for Proven Driver’s License Hearing Defense

Our firm boasts an impressive win rate of 97% for first time clients, and we are available now to provide you with a free case consultation. Call 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online for a free consultation, and begin the process of regaining your driver’s license. We are available 24/7 to take your call and begin working with you in your unique and important case.

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.

Client Reviews

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.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.