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Steps to Get a Revoked Driver’s License Back in Michigan

If you have had your license revoked due to a criminal charge, DUI/OWI, habitual alcohol or drug offenses, or other reasons, it will not be easy to get it back. Driver’s license reinstatement is a complicated process requiring the assistance of a skilled Michigan driver’s license attorney to guide you through the steps you need to take. Many people who have had their driving privileges taken away attempt to go through the process without a lawyer; often resulting in failure and a longer period of time without the ability to drive. Grabel & Associates can help you win back your license, and our lawyers have experience both in driver's license hearings and throughout the reinstatement process.

Driver’s License Reinstatement Lawyer sin Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan

When you face driver’s license revocation, you understand the high stakes involved. Losing the ability to drive will make it difficult to get to work, attend classes, and enjoy other freedoms you are used to, and our lawyers are committed to getting you back on the road as soon as possible. Contact Scott Grabel and our driver’s license restoration team for aggressive defense of your right to drive in Michigan. Our attorneys understand driver’s license law and know how important the ability to drive can be. Our firm is recognized as one of Michigan’s premier DL restoration firms, and our work in countless cases has helped clients in alcohol, drug, and criminal cases get back behind the wheel.

Request a Driver’s License Reinstatement Hearing After Revocation

The first step to getting your license back is requesting a hearing with the Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight, formerly the Administrative Hearings Section (AHS). For your hearing, you will need to obtain a substance abuse evaluation from a recognized professional, which will include a copy of the written test administered by your drug or alcohol rehabilitation therapist. Valid tests include the Addiction Severity Index, Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST), and the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI). Along with the results of this test, your written report will also include any treatment history, diagnoses, and past relapses for the Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight to view.

In addition to a written substance evaluation, you will require a 12-panel urinalysis drug test. This test will expose usage of a variety of drugs, especially those known to be abused frequently. You will also need to have documents that support your claims of sobriety, which can be in the form of testimonial letters from family and friends. These notarized letters should confirm your sobriety and comprehensively discuss your behavior with respect to alcohol and drugs, both before and after any treatment. You can also bring proof of involvement in treatment or support programs or other relevant evidence, ensuring that you have documents from at least 3 different sources that support your sobriety.

How to Win Driver's License Hearing in Michigan to Get License Back

If you want to win your driver’s license reinstatement hearing, it is crucial that you work with a knowledgeable attorney and understand exactly what the hearing officer will be looking for. A requirement to get your license back is complete abstinence from alcohol and other illegal drugs, and any mention of alcohol consumption will cause you to lose your hearing.

You also will need to demonstrate involvement in some kind of support group, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Convincing evidence that you are involved in a highly structured support group is vital to winning back your driver’s license in every case. Come to your driver's license hearing completely prepared and it is possible to get your license back right away. By working with a lawyer, you can ensure that you have everything you need to be successful at a driver’s license appeal hearing in any of Michigan’s 83 counties.

Our Approach to Driver’s License Restoration and Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight Hearings

Grabel & Associates is a first-class law firm and our attorneys know what it takes to achieve great results at driver’s license hearings statewide. By working with an experienced law firm, you can be certain you have every necessary document and piece of evidence you need to be successful at a reinstatement hearing, and we will help you prepare to face a hearing officer so that you can get your license back. We know exactly what you need to say and do at your hearing to win, and our attorneys understand how crucial preparation is in driver’s license reinstatement cases. Do not go into your case unprepared, losing your initial attempt will force you to wait a year or more before applying for a new hearing.

Our attorneys are dedicated to helping clients achieve their legal goals, and we will help you understand how DL law affects your unique case while directing you through the necessary steps to getting back behind the wheel. Without a lawyer, you could lose your hearing and wait years to get your license back, so contact an attorney as soon as you can to start preparing for reinstatement.

Contact Scott Grabel to Win Back Revoked Michigan DL

Call us at 1-800-342-7896 for a free consultation and speak with an experienced case analyst about getting your license back. You can also contact us online and ask to set up a free consultation with driver’s license lawyer Scott Grabel, who has experience fighting for clients in numerous past driver’s license hearings. We will help your get back driving as soon as possible, and our effective approach will allow you to be successful in your driver's license hearing. Contact our firm now to fight for your right to drive.

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.
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