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Preparing for Your Driver's License Hearing

Facing a Driver's License Hearing? We Can Help Get You Back On The Road.

Are you facing a hearing before the Michigan Secretary of State's Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight, formerly known as the Administrative Hearings Section (AHS), after a DUI/OWI arrest? Don't go it alone. Although it may sound straightforward, a driver's license hearing has numerous pitfalls that can hinder your efforts to get your license back. You will need to anticipate these pitfalls and prepare yourself. At the Michigan law firm of Grabel & Associates, we help clients prepare for and win driver's license hearings.

Our team of experienced lawyers has a keen understanding of how to persuasively argue a petitioner's case before the Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight that ensures a favorable result on behalf of our clients.

We Are Here To Get Your License Back Our Outstanding Track Record Speaks For Itself

Our attorneys help hundreds of people each year with driver's license hearings and other matters arising from OWI/DUI/DWI arrests and charges. Our lawyers are highly knowledgeable about Michigan DUI laws and have experience with every hearings officer in the state of Michigan. We know how to tailor presentations to the specific concerns of the hearing officers in each region throughout Michigan. We know how much is at stake drivers who have had their licenses revoked or suspended have only one chance each year to recover their licenses. We help our clients make that chance count. Our success rate is over 97% at driver's license restoration hearings. Every attorney at our firm is well versed in every aspect of a successful driver's license restoration hearing.

Are You Ready For Your Driver's License Hearing? We Prepare All Documents So The Hearing Is Easy

We work closely with clients as we prepare them for their driver's license hearings. Our attorneys take steps such as these to get people ready:

  • Preparing you for your substance abuse evaluation before your hearing
  • Obtaining driver's license letters of reference
  • Documenting your treatment and relapse history
  • Scheduling your hearing with the Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight
  • Preparing witnesses
  • Helping you prepare for your screening using the 12-panel Drug Test
  • Advising you about the questions you will be asked and helping you prepare your answers to make a favorable impression to the hearings officer
  • Preparing your documents in a timely manner
  • Obtaining police records of any prior drunk driving incidents
  • Preparing documentation that indicates lifestyle changes

We Can Get Your Hearing Completed Quickly With A Winning Result.

Our record of success on behalf of clients at driver's license hearings extends to clients with commercial driver's licenses (CDL). Having a CDL means the difference between being able to work and facing financial disaster. Whether you are a truck driver or a regular commuter, you need your license. We will prepare you to get it back. Period.

Contact Our Michigan Law Firm Today And Get Back On The Road.

Don't go another year without your Michigan driver's license. Take steps now to get it back. Contact us before your driver's license hearing. With attorneys across the state, our lawyers prepare and represent clients at hearings throughout Michigan. We can help you get your life back on track.

Learn More: What you need to prove at a driver's license hearing

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.