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 DAAD/DLAD 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 DAAD/DLAD 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 DAAD/DLAD 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 DAAD/DLAD 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 DAAD/DLAD 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 DAAD/DLAD 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 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.