We have been posting a lot lately about driver license restoration in Michigan. That’s because we have successfully restored many revoked Michigan driver licenses.
In the past month few months we have been able to get many Michigan drivers their driver licenses back. In the past three years we have never lost a Michigan Driver Assessment and Appeal Division hearing that we have worked on from beginning to end.
MI Operating while Intoxicated and your driver license
On a first offense drinking and driving your license can be suspended or restricted for a period of time depending on the offense. In some felony OWI situations your license could be revoked.
In a second offense drinking and driving in Michigan (operating while intoxicated) within seven years your license will be revoked. The secretary of state does not reinstate a revoked Michigan driver license after a period of time like in a first offense operating while intoxicated. You must attend a Driver Assessment and Appeal Division and successfully win a hearing to regain your driving privileges.
MI Driver Assessment and Appeal Division
The Driver Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD) is a bureau of the Michigan Secretary of State. One of the many things the DAAD is in charge of is deciding whether or not to reinstate a driver that has had their license revoked for two or more drinking and driving offenses.
The hearing is held at a secretary od state branch office. The DAAD hearing is very similar to a bench trial but the hearing officer is both the judge and prosecuting attorney.
You must present evidence and convince the hearing officer that you are sober, have been sober for a year, and will stay sober for the rest of your life.
The hearing officer will consider evidence in the form of peer support, scientific evaluations, and testimony when deciding to reinstate a revoked driver license. The DAAD hearing can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
Michigan license lawyer
It is important to be prepared for the Michigan Driver Assessment and Appeal Division Hearing. If you lose the hearing you will be forced to wait an entire year before you will be able to reapply for a second hearing. Make sure to do it right the first time and hire an experienced lawyer.
Aaron J. Boria is a Michigan driver license lawyer that gets results. We have handled many of these hearings and to date have successfully won every hearing we have handled from start to finish.
If your license has been revoked for Michigan OWI contact driver license Aaron J. Boria today for a free consultation. (734) 453-7806.