Get Your Driver’s License Back
Restoring your revoked license or suspended license may seem like a simple matter that you can handle on your own. That is what many of our clients believed. They represented themselves at the Driver Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD) hearing, were denied, and were then told that they could not reapply for their driver’s license for another year. They came to us the next time to make sure everything was in order to get their license restored.
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If your DAAD hearing is unsuccessful, you will be forced to wait an entire year before you can reapply for driver’s license restoration. Your driving privilege is too important to your way of life to wait that long. Avoid getting rejected the first time and contact an experienced license restoration attorney at Bain & Bain, PC.
Michigan Requirements to Restore Your Driver’s License
If your driver’s license has been suspended or revoked following multiple drunk driving convictions or traffic violations in Michigan, you will be required to request a hearing with the Michigan Secretary of State Driver Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD) in order to get your license restored. Careful preparation is necessary to ensure you have the required evidence prior to the hearing:
- Substance abuse evaluation: A substance abuse evaluation completed by a qualified professional, detailing your prior alcohol-related offenses, substance abuse treatment history, length of time being substance-free, and other pertinent information is necessary to demonstrate that any alcohol or substance abuse problem is under control and that there is low risk that you will drink and drive again.
- Testamentary letters: At least three to five letters from friends, family, or coworkers stating what they have witnessed regarding your substance abuse treatment and commitment to remaining sober.
- License restoration application: Completing the application may seem to be the easiest requirement to meet. However, missing information or small technical errors, such as inconsistent dates, can be enough for the administrative officer to deny your case.
Why Hire a Lawyer for Your License Restoration Hearing?
DAAD hearings are very difficult to win without an attorney. If you choose not to hire a lawyer and lose, you will have paid for the substance abuse evaluation, application fee, any treatment expenses, and other expenses — and will have the same costs again when you reapply. By hiring an experienced attorney from Bain & Bain, PC, from the beginning, you can get an honest appraisal of the anticipated outcome of the DAAD hearing before money is spent on the evaluation and application fee. If, based upon our decades of experience, we feel strongly that the evaluation and hearing will not result in your favor, we can offer proven advice that can enhance your position. Then, when you are ready, we can ensure all requirements are fully and accurately completed so that your license restoration hearing is successful — the first time around.
Our experience, reputation with the hearing officers and substance abuse evaluators, and demonstrated techniques can be an asset in your driver’s license restoration case.
Schedule a free initial consultation with a defense lawyer at Bain & Bain, PC. Contact us at our offices in Novi or Howell-Brighton, Michigan.
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