What You Need To Prove at Your Driver's License Hearing
In order to have your driver's license reinstated in Michigan, you must request a hearing before the Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight of the Michigan Secretary of State. If your license was suspended or revoked because of multiple DUI/OWI or drug-related offenses, the examiner in charge of the hearing will assume that you have a problem with alcohol or drugs. It is your burden to convince the examiner that you are now sober and that you will not pose a significant risk if you are back behind the wheel.
Proving Your Sobriety
At the driver's license hearing, the examiner will look for:
- evidence that your use of alcohol or drugs is now under control
- evidence that you are now motivated and able to follow the law as you drive
- evidence that the risk of a relapse on your part is small.
The Michigan driver's license restoration attorneys at Grabel & Associates have represented hundreds of clients at driver's license hearings. We offer a free initial consultation: contact one of our lawyers today to find out how we can help you succeed the first time around!
Michigan drivers can get only one driver's license hearing per year; in other words, if you are unsuccessful in proving your case at a hearing, you will have to wait a whole year before you get to try again. That is why it is crucial to prepare as thoroughly as possible for your hearing. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates can help you prepare to testify effectively and help you gather and present all the additional evidence required for license restoration (such as letters of recommendation, a 10-panel drug screen, and a substance abuse evaluation). A Grabel & Associates attorney can guide you through the process and ensure that you get your driver's license reinstated, and get you back on the road.
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have an outstanding record of success in helping clients get their driver's licenses restored. Our attention to detail and our efficient and thorough preparation are backed by a written guarantee.
Our initial consultation is free, we are accessible 24/7, and we accept all credit cards.
Grabel & Associates represents clients at driver's license appeal hearings across the entire state of Michigan. Don't risk your license by going alone; rely, instead, on our in-depth knowledge of Michigan's DUI laws and our extensive record of appearances in front of every hearing officer throughout the state.
For a free consultation, contact us by calling 1-800-677-9795 (toll free) or filling out and submitting our online "Contact Us" form. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates serve clients in communities across Michigan, including Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Mount Pleasant, Saginaw, Ann Arbor, Detroit and all of Northern Michigan.