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Circuit Court appeals from the DLAD / DAAD after losing a Michigan driver's license restoration hearing

An appeal to circuit court is no substitution for hiring a license restoration attorney!

Driver's License Restoration at the DLAD

If you lose your hearing before the Michigan drivers license appeal board, you may appeal that decision to the circuit court. This is highly deceptive, however, and our firm receives numerous calls every day from people who have lost their driver's license restoration case. An appeal to the Circuit Court is reviewed for an abuse of discretion, and this is a very high standard to prove on appeal. The bad news that we give potential clients every day after losing a driver's license reinstatement case is that the information provided by the motorist was deficient and the hearing officer did not abuse his or her discretion in denying the application to restore the license.

You should have contacted our firm in the first place!

Do not rely upon advice from other people in this type of a case. To the extent that there are prevailing myths regarding driver's license restoration matters, the myth that an appeal can be easily won is absolutely contrary to the truth.

Maybe next year...

If you are going to make an honest attempt to restore your Michigan driving privileges, you should focus your efforts on winning before the DLAD. This takes time, effort, and dedication, and you need qualified Michigan driver's license restoration lawyers to help you accomplish these goals.

But do you do appeals?

Yes, but these are rare and costly. For example, a number of Hearing Officers were denying applications for restoration against graduates of various Sobriety Court programs based upon “the Reynolds doctrine.” The Reynolds doctrine holds that a person who satisfies the technical requirements of the DLAD / DAAD rules cannot obtain a drivers license if that person has been in prison for a drunk driving accident with no term of sobriety outside prison. This makes sense, right? But the Secretary of State Hearing Officers decided that a key phrase of that decision “controlled environment” could be extended to probation, Sobriety Court, and to people who felt that they would continue to participate in AA even after their license was restored. That’s just stupid. Stupid decisions like this constitute an abuse of discretion, and the Secretary of State has lost numerous appeals based upon their attempt to massively expand the Reynolds doctrine beyond the scope of the original decision.

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If You Are Searching for Experienced Michigan Drivers License Restoration Lawyers . . .

If you are seeking a qualified Michigan driver's license restoration lawyer to represent you at the DLAD, please complete our free on-line evaluation form or call our office at (888) 941-1122 or locally at (734) 591-0100 .

We can provide you with the highest quality representation in your driver's license restoration case. Mr. Maze is one of Michigan's leading drunk driving defense lawyers with a national reputation. He is a published author, serves on the board of directors for the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, frequently lectures on relevant areas of law, and he has handled more than a thousand cases.

We have established a method that has resulted in a 100% success rate for first time applicants and a 97% success rate for motorists who have unsuccessfully sought to obtain their driving privileges without our assistance in the past, whether it was on their own or through another law firm. If you want to know more about our experience in handling driver's license restoration cases or what you might expect in your case, call our office and schedule an appointment today!