Driver’s License Restoration

When driving privileges are suspended or revoked due to multiple alcohol offenses or an unsatisfactory driving record, we can help.

Most often jurisdiction is with the Administrative Hearings Section of the Michigan Secretary of State.  As of 1992, Circuit Court jurisdiction has been limited to granting certain hardship licenses and appellate review of AHS orders.  Sawyer Law Offices is experienced and has been successful in both areas.drivers_license

If you have suffered the revocation of your driving privileges due to two (2) or more driving and driving convictions within seven (7) years, we can help you.  It is important that you get the process started early to regain your license.  Don’t wait past the date of first eligibility to apply for a hearing.  We can help you with this process.

Sawyer Law Offices offers an initial consultation, free of charge, for the purpose of assessing your eligibility and the likelihood of success.

To achieve the restoration of a revoked driver’s license, the individual (Petitioner) has the burden of proving by “clear and convincing evidence” that they are not a “habitual drunk driver” and pose a minimum risk.  The Petitioner must also have been alcohol free for one (1) year, depending on past Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).

In recent years, the AHS has added the requirement of a 10-panel drug screen and stressed support group involvement.  A letter of recommendation from a support group sponsor (such as AA) is recommended.  Also required are:

  • Substance Abuse Evaluation (This evaluation cannot be older than 90 days when received by the AHS)
  • Documentation of Sobriety (3 to 6 letters from family members, friends, coworkers, etc., which must contain certain information)
  • Final Ignition Interlock Report (if you already have a restricted license with an interlock device)
  • 10-panel Drug Screen
  • Highly Recommended Items Include:
    • Evidence of Support (AA sign-in sheets, etc.)
    • A Letter From an Experienced AA Sponsor is Recommended

In short, we know the prerequisites, requirements, and the information that the AHS and hearing officers are looking for.  We know the questions that you will be asked and will assist you in preparing to testify.

We have successfully handled driver’s license restoration matters of all types since 1978! Since you can only apply for a hearing once a year, it is well advised not to ‘go it alone.’  Call us today to schedule your free consultation.  Phone: (616) 451-8478 or 1-866-SAWYER-6.

Call Today For a Free Consultation

If you need to get your driver’s license back, but don’t know where to start, contact Sawyer Law at 616.451.8478 or request a consultation today.  We are here to help restore your driving privileges.  When you need a good lawyer, call Sawyer!