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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


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.