Driver’s License Appeal and Restoration Attorney

It is in the best interest of the community that people can get to work, school, and otherwise drive legally to have productive lives. The best chance of achieving a driver’s license restoration is with a tenacious and passionate license restoration attorney.

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You can win a driver’s license appeal hearing the first time!

If you need license restoration or are at risk of losing your driving privileges, the license restoration attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. can likely help you. Our Michigan driver’s license restoration attorneys understand how the inability to drive can have a dramatic, negative effect on family, income, medical treatment, and personal obligations. Losing an operator’s license can result in a perpetual circle of hardship that seems inescapable. When you need to get your license back, or you can’t afford to lose it, the Michigan driver’s license restoration with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. will do everything possible to help you win an appeal to restore your driving privileges. We are not afraid to win!

A Recipe for Success in Achieving License Restoration in Michigan

The attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. have a winning system that will be employed on your behalf. Our proven system has been designed, tailored, and perfected over many years to maximize our client’s chances of attaining the best possible outcome. Our decades-long track record of successful driver’s license representation is so well known that other lawyers frequently hire us to teach them how to handle these cases and consult with ongoing license restoration cases.

We have handled thousands of cases in Michigan with driver’s license implications, including, but not limited to:

  • OWI
  • 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
  • DWLS, and more.

What Qualities to Look for in a Lawyer

When searching for an attorney to assist with a driver’s license appeal for the restoration of driving privileges, you should consider several important qualities:

  • Specialization in Criminal Defense: Look for an attorney specializing in criminal and DUI cases, as they will have more experience and knowledge about the specific laws and regulations related to driver’s license restoration.
  • Experience with License Restoration Cases: It’s beneficial to find an attorney who has handled similar cases before. Their expertise can provide insight into the process and increase the likelihood of a successful appeal.
  • Good Track Record: If available, check their past case results to gauge their success rate in similar cases. This can be a good indicator of their competence and effectiveness.
  • Client Reviews and Testimonials: Look for reviews or testimonials from previous clients. This can provide a glimpse into the attorney’s professionalism, reliability, and the quality of their service.
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication is critical. Your attorney should be able to explain the driver’s license restoration process clearly and keep you informed about the progress of your case.
  • Availability and Accessibility: Ensure that the attorney you choose can take on your case and is accessible when you need to communicate with them. It is best to work with a lawyer who is a member of a law firm. By working with a firm, you are assured that there are adequate resources to provide the best possible representation.
  • Fees and Payment Structure: Understand their fee structure and ensure it is clear and reasonable. Some attorneys offer a flat fee for such services, while others charge hourly. All respected lawyers utilize a written fee agreement. Anyone who takes legal fees without a contract has dubious credibility.
  • Personal Comfort: Finally, it’s crucial that you feel comfortable with the attorney. You should trust them and feel confident in their ability to represent you effectively. It is essential that you meet or talk with a lawyer before deciding to hire them.

When searching for an attorney, it’s advisable to consult with a few different lawyers to compare their qualifications, experience, and approach before deciding. The license restoration lawyers with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. offer free consultations and would happily answer your questions.

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Restoration of a Revoked Driver’s License

The most common license restoration case is filed with the Driver’s Appeal and Assessment Division (DAAD or the DLAD). Most revocations result from repeated drinking and driving convictions like OWI, DUI, and DWI. Generally, the Michigan Department of State will revoke the driving privileges of someone convicted of two OWI cases within seven (7) years or three within 10 years. DAAD cases typically start with an appeal hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (hearing officer) if you are a Michigan resident. If you do not reside in Michigan, you can first seek an administrative review of your restoration request.

If the hearing officer denies the appeal for driver’s license restoration, a petition for a hardship license can be filed in the circuit court in the county where the petitioner resides. Our Driver’s license restoration lawyers are often hired by people who’ve lost their previous appeals with other, inferior lawyers and need more qualified representation for a circuit court appeal.

How to Win a License Restoration Appeal

Winning a license restoration appeal takes more than just intensive preparation; it takes a tried and true system that is consistently successful. If your case is ill-prepared, you will have to wait a minimum of one year before you can attempt to restore your driving privileges another time. Think about the value of getting your driver’s license back and what doors restoration will open for you. The stakes are too high to trust your fate to the lowest bidder or a general practice lawyer who occasionally handles license restoration cases. The lawyers with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., have decades of experience and a history of successfully seeking restoration before the Driver’s Appeal and Assessment Division.

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We Understand the System – We Know How To Win

A license restoration attorney must understand the system, know how to win, and do whatever is necessary to maximize his client’s chances of success. The client must also be part of the process. A client determined to win the restoration of their driver’s license will understand that preparation, planning, and cooperation are necessary for a successful appeal.

Call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. for a free consultation, and we will take the time to hear your story, answer your questions, address your concerns, and determine the best strategy to restore your driver’s license as soon as possible.

Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete an online Request for Assistance Form. We will contact you promptly and find a way to help you.

We will find a way to help you and, most importantly,
we are not afraid to win!

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