Michigan License Appeal Lawyer – DAAD/DLAD Attorney

Attorneys Dedicated to the Passionate, Zealous, and Effective Representation of Those in Need of Restoration of Driving Privileges in Michigan

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If you have lost your driver’s license in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Washtenaw County, Livingston County, or anywhere in Michigan, LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. can help you get it back. Our Michigan license appeal lawyers have represented thousands of clients whose driver’s licenses have been revoked due to traffic tickets, implied consent violations, or multiple drunk driving convictions (habitual drunk driving). As soon as we begin working for you, we start educating you on the process associated with license restoration cases and developing a plan to ensure the restoration of your driving privileges as fast as possible.

We understand your situation and the importance of getting you back on the road. We will take the time to develop a customized plan utilizing the best strategies available, using decades of experience helping clients with driver’s license restoration cases. Every Michigan license appeal lawyer is not the same, and many lawyers dabble in different areas of the law, including driver’s license restoration cases. We specialize in criminal defense and driver’s license restoration. By concentrating our practice on what we do best, we can stay on top of the latest developments in the law and the most effective techniques developed in the industry. In other words, we give our clients the maximum chances of success.

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How we win DLAD Hearings

Depending on your situation, there are several ways to pursue the restoration of your driver’s license in Michigan. Suppose a client has lost their license due to multiple drunk driving or DUI convictions. In that case, we can pursue an appeal with the Michigan Department of State Drivers Assessment and Appeal Division (also known as the DAAD or DLAD). The Secretary of State will revoke the driver’s license of a “habitual” drunken driver. These revocations are permanent, and only a successful appeal can reverse them. An administrative law judge, known as Hearing Officer, hears these appeals in person or on video. The Secretary of State establishes rigorous guidelines on when a person is eligible for license restoration, and appellants are generally limited to only one appeal per year. You cannot file an appeal for at least five (5) years in many OWI-related cases. LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has developed an unparalleled plan and system for achieving success at the DAAD.

An individual who pursued a DLAD appeal on their own or with a less experienced attorney and lost must appeal to a circuit court or wait another year to try again. Clients regularly hire us for circuit court appeals after losing a DAAD hearing with a lesser-skilled or experienced lawyer. We are very familiar with Southeastern Michigan and the Metro Detroit area judges. We carefully track those facts and arguments that each judge finds most persuasive. In these cases, the circuit court judge has the authority to reverse the decision of the DLAD, remand the matter for a new hearing, take additional testimony, or reinstate driving privileges with restrictions or other limitations.

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“Why not take a chance, and if I lose, I can hire an attorney the next time?”

Believe it or not, many individuals try to save the money it would take to hire an attorney and try filing an appeal on their own. They are essentially “rolling the dice” with their driving privileges hoping they can be successful. Hiring a budget or multi-practice lawyer is a “penny wise and pound foolish” strategy that will likely end with regret and disappointment. It takes decades of experience to file compelling pleadings with the DAAD and adequately train a witness to testify effectively. The process is far more complicated than most people realize. The Hearing Officer starts with the presumption they will deny the appeal. Only “clear and convincing” evidence can alter the Hearing Officer’s view.

The major problem with going it alone or with a bargain lawyer is that the faulty and inadequate evidence or testimony does not disappear if you lose. The following attorney must deal with the previously introduced insufficient evidence at the next hearing. Overcoming damage done at a previous hearing can be challenging, depending on the damage created at the first hearing. In the end, it would almost certainly have been far less expensive to hire a proven and successful, yet affordably priced, Michigan License Appeal Lawyer in the first place.

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What To Do If You Need Help from a Michigan License Appeal Lawyer

If you are considering applying for restoration with the DAAD/DLAD or an appeal to a Circuit Court, it is essential to present the most compelling case because you cannot try again for at least a year if you lose. Representation by competent counsel is critical to the success of license restoration. The experienced, aggressive, and successful criminal defense counsel with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., will maximize your chances of winning.

Your first step towards restoring your driver’s license is to call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., for a free consultation and evaluation of your case by a highly-qualified Michigan License Appeal Lawyer. We will patiently listen to you and advise you based on your individual circumstances and the law. Planning and presenting a thoroughly prepared case for the hearing and having someone fight for your best interests will maximize your chances of winning your driving privileges again.

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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