Clear and Convincing – Standard of proof at a Michigan license restoration hearing

clear and convincing standard and license restoration
You must overcome the “clear and convincing” standard in order to win your Michigan license back.

The clear and convincing standard is the burden of proof that you must overcome in order to win your license restoration hearing.  Your testimony and documentary evidence must establish by clear and convincing evidence that any alcohol problem is under control and likely to remain that way.

Continue reading “Clear and Convincing – Standard of proof at a Michigan license restoration hearing”

Testimony Preparation – A Key to Driver’s License Restoration Hearing Success

testimony preparation
Testimony preparation – a key to success at the Michigan driver’s license restoration hearing.

Testimony preparation is the final key to success at the license restoration hearing.  Once the required information has been sent to the Secretary of State to request a license restoration hearing, it will all come down to your testimony.  Your testimony should “seal the deal” to get your license back.

Continue reading “Testimony Preparation – A Key to Driver’s License Restoration Hearing Success”

License Restoration in Michigan – The steps you should take to get your license back.

Cutting through the red tape of Michigan driver's license restoration
Let CZARNECKI & TAYLOR cut through the red tape of the Michigan driver’s license restoration process for you.

This article describes the steps you should take in the Michigan license restoration process.  In Michigan, if you are convicted of two drinking and driving offenses within 7 seven years, or 3 within 10 years, your license will be revoked.  If you have a “2 within 7” you lose your license for a year.  A “3 within 10” results in a 5 year revocation.  You will have to appeal to the Driver’s Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD) to get your license back.

Losing your license is a burden.  You cannot drive anywhere you want to go, at least not legally.  If you are caught driving while your license is revoked you will have to wait for the original revocation time to end and then serve a “like kind” revocation of 1 or 5 years.  Also, your loss of driving privileges is not only a burden on you but on family and friends as well.  They have to become your taxi.  Life gets seriously complicated without a license.

Continue reading “License Restoration in Michigan – The steps you should take to get your license back.”