Michigan Driver’s License Reinstatement Lawyers
Lawyers with an Unparalleled Track Record of Success Winning Michigan Driver’s License Reinstatement for Clients at the Circuit Court and Driver’s License Appeal Division
Under Michigan law prior to August 15, 2016, if an appeal for Michigan driver’s license reinstatement was unsuccessful at the Drivers Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD) (formerly known as the Driver’s License Appeal Division (DLAD)), you could only appeal the decision of the hearing officer and claim the law did not support the decision or the decision was an abuse of discretion. A new law in Michigan gives Circuit Court judges greater discretion to grant driving privileges to petitioners. Under the current law, the court may take additional testimony to add evidence to the record that was created at the Driver’s License Appeal Hearing. Additionally, a Circuit Court judge now has the power to grant full or restricted driving privileges. To get your driver’s license restored in Circuit Court, your case must be thoroughly prepared and persuasively presented. There is no room for error.
Winning a Michigan Driver’s License Reinstatement Case is Possible
In the Circuit Court, the burden is on the individual seeking Michigan driver’s license reinstatement to rebut the presumption that he is a habitual offender by clear and convincing evidence, and he must establish that he is likely to adhere to any requirements imposed by the court. In other words, the court has to be satisfied by persuasive, credible evidence that the petitioner is not a danger to themselves or others. Although this may seem like an impossible burden, the lawyers at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., have decades of experience handling and winning these appeals for Michigan driver’s license reinstatement.
Avoid Circuit Court by Winning at the DLAD
We have been winning appeals at the Drivers Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD) for decades, and we have a system that has proven to be reliable, effective, and successful. Even though most people lose appeals at the DAAD, this does not have to be the case for you! Unfortunately, many people take for granted that they can succeed on their own or with a bargain-priced lawyer. When these appeals are not successful, the petitioner either has to wait a year to try again or go through the appeal process in Circuit Court. The worst part of losing an appeal at the DAAD is that bad facts and bad arguments become part of the record. When the appeal is reheard, the new attorney must not only make a winning argument, he or she must also find a way to overcome the previously introduced bad facts and evidence.
Additionally, the appeal to Circuit Court can be expensive, and there is not a guarantee of success. The best way to handle these cases is to win the first time. The Michigan driver’s license reinstatement attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., will do what it takes to win at the first possible hearing.
Let Us Help You Get Your License Reinstated in Michigan
The attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. are highly respected by the Michigan Department of State hearing officers and Michigan judges. When we walk into a DAAD or court hearing, they know we are there to win and that we’ve done everything it takes to be successful. The secret to success at these hearings is early and meticulous preparation and procurement of the most highly persuasive and complete evidence. Our lawyers will take the time to make sure every exhibit, letter, report, or evaluation has been checked, double-checked, and verified for accuracy and consistency. Nothing can be left to chance. Other attorneys in Michigan who handle these cases rarely, if ever, take the time to make sure they’ve done everything necessary to win.
If you want to win and have your driver’s license restored, you need the experience and expertise of a lawyer with a proven record of accomplishment. Call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. for a free consultation, and an experienced lawyer who has successfully handled countless Michigan driver’s license reinstatement cases will take the time to speak with you and answer all of your questions.
Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation, or complete a Request for Assistance Form and we will contact you promptly.