What You Need To Prove at Your Driver's License Hearing
Prove Your Case at Your Driver's License Hearing
To put it bluntly, if you appear at a hearing before the Michigan Secretary of State's Driver Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight, formerly known as the Administrative Hearings Section (AHS), after a license suspension or revocation, you need to demonstrate your sobriety. The examiners will want proof that you are at low risk of re-offending and being charged with a subsequent DUI/OUI. At our law firm, Grabel & Associates, our attorneys advise and represent clients in all matters related to driver's license hearings. If you are facing a hearing, we will make sure you are prepared and ready to make your case. Our goal: to get your license restored.
How Do I Prove That I Won't Drink And Drive?
If you are convicted of two DUI/OWI or drug-related offenses in Michigan, the hearing examiner will assume that you have a drinking or substance abuse problem. You will need to prove that you are able to stay sober or drug free. Our law firm will help you assemble the information that documents your sobriety. We help clients prove their cases using testimony, letters of reference, a substance abuse evaluation and 12-panel Drug Screen. Our attorneys know that hearing officers are looking for information such as this:
- That your alcohol or drug use is under control and likely to stay under control
- That you have the ability and motivation to drive within the law
- That you are at low risk of relapse
Make Sure Your Driver's License Hearing Is Right The First Time
You are entitled to only one driver's license hearing each year, so it's important to prove your case the first time. Our law firm has a 97% record of success on behalf of clients at driver's license hearings because of our attention to detail and our efficiency when gathering the information that hearing officers require and demand.
Need A Guide Through The Legal Process? Contact Our Firm For A Free Consultation
Contact us before your driver's license hearing so we can help you prove your sobriety and get your license back. With attorneys across the state, our lawyers represent clients at driver's license hearings throughout Michigan.
Learn more: Preparing for Your Driver's License Hearing