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Substance Abuse Evaluation

Get Information About Substance Abuse Evaluations

If your Michigan driver's license has been suspended or revoked for a DUI/OWI or drug-related offense in Michigan, you will need to complete a substance abuse evaluation before you can request a driver's license hearing to recover your license. The Michigan Secretary of State requires this evaluation to determine whether a driver with a DUI arrest is likely to be arrested or charged again. For additional information please visit Preparing for Your driver's license Hearing to recover your license.

Our Law Firm Is Your Guide Through The Evaluation Process

At the law office of Grabel & Associates, our lawyers have a remarkable 97% success rate of helping clients win reinstatement of their driver's licenses. One of the ways we do this is by guiding them through a substance abuse evaluation. We help them find the best evaluator to review and complete the required substance abuse evaluation forms.

Don't Submit A Poor Substance Abuse Evaluation Because Of Incomplete Information Or An Unfavorable Prognosis. We Know What To Do.

The evaluation forms must include the following information:

  • Treatment and relapse history
  • History of charges and convictions for substance abuse
  • Results of any tests or examinations administered by the evaluator
  • Support group attendance (if attended)
  • Diagnosis by the evaluator
  • A favorable prognosis from the evaluator
  • What type of support will be used in the future
  • Living and work situations, lifestyle changes, prescription drugs taken and other contributing factors

Because of our extensive experience with drug and alcohol assessments, our attorneys know which evaluators are well respected by the Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight hearing officers and most likely to provide helpful information. And if the evaluation is not entirely positive, we advise clients about their right to seek a second opinion.

Strong Letters Of Reference, The Ammunition You Need To Win Your driver's license Hearing

In addition, we help clients obtain letters of reference from people who know them well and can describe their habits with regard to alcohol and other controlled substances. Such letters may come from family, friends, co-workers, pastors, police officers or support group/recovery organization members and leaders. You must provide at least three, but no more than six, letters of reference.

Contact Our Michigan Law Firm

Don't go to your driver's liccense hearing without a positive substance abuse evaluation. Contact our law firm to learn how the right lawyer can make a difference. We help clients throughout Michigan with all issues related to substance abuse evaluations.

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.