Treatment and Relapse History

Are you hopeful you will have your driver's license reinstated? Have you ever suffered a relapse while you fought against an alcohol or substance abuse problem? If so, the examiner that you will face at a Michigan driver's license hearing may conclude that you will not be able to control your behavior in the future, and doubt that you now pose a low level of risk behind the wheel.

In such circumstances, your best option is to have an experienced, knowledgeable, and meticulous attorney on your side. The attorneys at Grabel and Associates have built a record of success in helping clients with histories of relapse win reinstatement of their driving privileges. We have offices throughout Michigan and represent clients at  driver's license hearings throughout the state.

Our initial consultation is free, we are accessible 24/7, and we accept all credit cards. Contact us today to find out how we can help you move past a history of relapse!

Approaching A Driver's License Hearing Post-Relapse

If your license was suspended as a result of multiple DUI or OWI convictions, and you suffered a relapse in the past, the examiner who conducts your next drivers' license hearing will be concerned that you may relapse again. You will need to dispel that concern through convincing testimony and other credible evidence. This is where our team of dedicated attorneys can help. We know that relapse is part of most people's recovery process. We work hard to show examiners that our clients are qualified for license reinstatement--that their substance abuse problems are under control and that they are not at great risk of re-offending.

Don’t Give Up Without A Fight- Proven Arguments To Explain Relapse History

Our proven strategies have helped countless Michigan drivers prove that they are not a high risk and that they are not likely to relapse again. We prepare each client for his or her driver's license hearing by taking a series of steps designed to overcome the effect of a history of relapse:

  • we prepare all the witnesses who will testify about the support system that will help our client stay sober
  • we prepare the client to testify truthfully and to respond to all the tough questions that will be posed at the hearing, in a manner that will make reinstatement more likely
  • we prepare each client to anticipate possible pitfalls that may arise at the hearing
  • we prepare the client to effectively explain why his or her driver's license is indispensable for him or her and his or her family
  • we collect the necessary documentation of attendance at any support group

Meticulous preparation is the only way to overcome a history of relapse. Once you relapse, the deck is stacked against you. Under such circumstances, our professional and experienced lawyers will maximize your chances of getting your license reinstated.

In Michigan, especially in rural areas, driving is a necessity--not a luxury. Don't give up your efforts to appeal the suspension or revocation of your license. Contact the attorneys at Grabel & Associates, to discuss what you will need to prove at the driver's license hearing, and the best way to proceed in your case.

The experienced Michigan attorneys of Grabel & Associates help clients throughout the state in their efforts to move past a history of relapse. For a free consultation, please contact an attorney by calling 1-800-677-9795 (toll free) or filling out and submitting our online "Contact Us" form.

Please note: Recently Administrative Hearings Section (AHS) changed their name to the Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight. Common use of the name Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight has not yet been widely accepted and the entity responsible for driver's license hearings is still referred to as AHS in almost all legal areas, which is why we continue to use the term "AHS" throughout our website. More information about this change can be found at the Michigan Secretary of State's website here.

Client Reviews

Mr. Grabel took time to listen to me, and fully explain myself on my first call, well before I signed the retainer. He really listened, he understood the legal proses, and suggest a course of action that cost me nothing beyond the initial retainer, and it ended favorably for me. Not only did I get what I want, but I received more help that I thought I would get. The amount of attention I received was pleasantly surprising. Mr. Grabel took a real interest in my case, because he understood I had done no wrong. He really fought for me! I'll return to Scott Grabel if I ever need him again FOR SURE. H.R.
This firm is no joke! DO NOT waste your money on any other law firm in the state. I paid $3000 for a "high-level" attorney and was denied twice. After having a consultation with Grabel & Associates, they could not believe I was ever denied and got my license back first try. I am telling you from first hand experience - INVEST IN GRABEL & ASSOCIATES!! Rob
My lawyer was extremely thorough, and did everything possible to make sure I got the results I was looking for. R.B.