If you have lost your license because of multiple drinking and driving offenses, you may have heard that it is difficult to win your MI driver’s license appeal. This article will explain why.
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.
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.
In order to restore your Michigan driver’s license at an administrative hearing, you must prove to the hearing officer that your alcohol problem is under control and likely to remain under control. This requirement is specifically stated in Administrative Rule 13: