This past Tuesday, driver license lawyer, Aaron J. Boria, was able to get his client’s Michigan driver license reinstated on the spot at a Secretary of State Driver Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD). This was his first hearing with the DAAD since his license was revoked for having two drinking and driving convictions within seven years.
If your license has been revoked for two or more drinking and driving offenses then you need to call Michigan license lawyer, Aaron J. Boria (734) 453-7806 or email Boria directly at Borialaw@gmail.com.
Driver license lawyer, Aaron J. Boria handles on average at least one driver license restoration case per month with over a 90% success rate. We have handled so many driver license restoration cases at the Driver Assessment and Appeal Division that we know exactly what documents you need to provide and questions you will need to answer in order to get back on the road.
License Revoked for Drinking and Driving – DAAD Lawyer
In this particular case our client was arrested for two drinking and driving offenses within seven years, in fact, he was arrested for two drinking and driving offenses within two days of each other.
Our client’s first drinking and driving offense happened after he hit a guardrail in Plymouth Michigan on 5 mile Road. His second drinking and driving offense occurred two days later when he drove to the impound lot and the clerk could smell alcohol on his breath and thought that he may have been driving drunk; sure enough police showed up and arrested him once again for driving drunk.
The Michigan Secretary of State revokes a person’s driver license for a minimum of 1 year if they have had two drinking and driving offenses within 7 years. The Michigan Secretary of State revokes a person’s driver license for a minimum for 5 years if they have had three or more drinking and driving offenses within 10 years.
If you have been charged with a second drinking and driving offense and you are still in the process of going through it be careful of getting bad advice from an inexperienced attorney, judge, prosecutor, or police officer. Many will tell you that your license will be suspended for a year for a second drunk driving conviction to make the punishment not sound as bad as it is or because they don’t know the law.
Above I use the word “minimum”, this word is used because your license could be revoked longer than one year. Your driver license will not automatically be reinstated after one year of not having it in this situation. Additionally, there is no guarantee that you will be reinstated at your first hearing – many people are also under the impression that you will lose your first hearing. This isn’t true either, but it should tell you how difficult these hearings are without the proper guidance. Also, the word “revoked” is used, not suspended. Revoked means that you are never getting your license back until you have a hearing and meet your burden (discussed below) unlike a suspension where you can simply pay a fee and get reinstated at the end of a driver license suspension period.
Driver Assessment and Appeal Division – License Restoration
You do not get your Michigan driver license back because you have waited your revocation period, or because you’re a good person, or because not having a license is hard on you, or because you were young and dumb when you committed your drinking and driving offenses. The Driver Assessment and Appeal Division hearing officers care very little about this type of information if at all.
At a minimum, you must provide a detailed affidavit to the Secretary of State, a comprehensive substance abuse evaluation, a 10-panle-drug screen with integrity variables, and three letters of support. Again the word “minimum” is used because I require my clients have at least six letters of support, and additional support information, which is probably why my office wins so many hearings.
In order to get your license back, you must be able to prove by clear and convincing evidence that you are 100% substance free, this means no drugs and no alcohol, and that you are going to 100% substance free from drugs and alcohol for the rest of your life. Many people believe that they can obtain a license back by promising not to drink and driving again, but that is not the standard. The standard is that you will maintain a sober life for the rest of your life.
Driver License Lawyer – Michigan
Aaron J. Boria is your premier Michigan driver license lawyer. Boria has obtained countless reinstatements for people who have had their license taken away for multiple drinking and driving convictions.
We have been successful in cases regardless whether or not that person is attending alcoholics anonymous. In fact, maybe half or even less than half of our clients attend alcoholics anonymous and have had their driving privileges reinstated.