What You Need To Prove at Your DAAD / DLAD Hearing

Prove Your Case at Your DAAD/DLAD Hearing

To put it bluntly, if you appear at a hearing before the Michigan Secretary of State's Driver Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD, formerly known as DLAD) 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 DAAD/DLAD 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 10-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 DAAD/DLAD Hearing Is Right The First Time

You are entitled to only one DAAD/DLAD 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 DAAD/DLAD 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 DAAD/DLAD hearing so we can help you prove your sobriety and get your license back. With attorneys across the state, our lawyers represent clients at DAAD/DLAD hearings throughout Michigan.

Learn more: Preparing for Your DAAD/DLAD 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.