Winning Michigan Driver License Restoration Attorneys
We have literally handled thousands of cases in Michigan with drivers license implications including, but not limited to:
- OWI and DUI
- Implied consent violations
- Habitual drunk driving revocations
- License suspensions due to traffic violations
- Hardship appeals
- DLAD appeals
- Circuit court revocation appeals
- Violations of license restrictions
The most common form of license restoration case is the Driver’s License Appeal Division (DLAD) appeal based upon repeated drinking and driving convictions like OWI, DUI, and DWI. Generally, the Michigan Department of State will revoke the driving privileges of someone who is convicted of two drinking and driving cases (or driving under the influence of controlled substance cases) within 7 years or three within 10 years. DLAD hearings consist of an appeal hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (hearing officer).
The goal at the DLAD is to win; however, if a hearing officer denies a license restoration appeal, the hearing officer’s ruling can be appealed to circuit court. We are often hired by people who lost their appeal with other, less experienced lawyers and need new and effective representation for a circuit court appeal. A recent change in the law gives an appealing party more options in the circuit court. The petitioner can now ask the circuit judge to accept new evidence or new testimony during the appeal process. The ability to admit new evidence is essential when the record and evidence introduced at the earlier DLAD hearing was insufficient. The key is having a lawyer who knows what evidence is most persuasive and how to create the most effective record.
Losing a Michigan Driver’s License Appeal is Not an Option!
We Understand the System – We Know How To Win
A criminal defense attorney must understand the system, know how to win, and do whatever is necessary to maximize his client’s chances of success. Unfortunately, most lawyers who handle DLAD cases lose too far often and give potential clients a false sense of security relative to their qualifications to handle these matters. The team of attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. have decades of experience successfully handling appeals and achieving restoration for clients. We have a proven system that has been developed to give the client the best possible chance of winning.
The client must also be part of the process. A client who is determined to win restoration of their driver’s license will understand that preparation, planning, and cooperation are necessary to a successful appeal. We will help the client through the process, assist the client in getting the necessary information, and make sure the client is extremely prepared and can handle any question thrown at them by the hearing officer or judge.
If you would like to have a free consultation with a highly experienced Michigan driver’s license restoration lawyer who is proficient with driver license restoration cases, please call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. at (248) 263-6800. If you would like us to contact you, please fill out a Request for Assistance Form.