Driver’s license appeal to circuit court – MI License Appeal Lawyer

Appeal Driver’s License Denial to Circuit Court

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If you lost your Michigan driver’s license appeal at the Secretary of State hearing office, you may be able to appeal your driver’s license denial to the circuit court.

If you lost your Michigan driver’s license appeal at the Secretary of State hearing office, you may be able to appeal your driver’s license denial to the circuit court. Many times people choose to represent themselves at the hearing and make mistakes that could have been easily avoided.  Moreover, your license denial may be the result of hiring a lawyer that does not specialize in license appeals.  This article explains how to appeal your driver’s license denial to circuit court.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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License restoration myths and misconceptions in Michigan

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Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Myths and Misconceptions.

The purpose of this article is to dispel some of the most frequent Michigan driver’s license restoration myths and misconceptions that I have heard over the many years of representing clients through the license restoration process. Unfortunately, a lot of misinformation gets spread around either by word of mouth or the internet.  So, let us explain what is myth and reality.

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License Restoration in Michigan and Prescription Drug Use

Michigan Driver's License RestorationIn 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:

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