You must have a hearing at the Driver Assessment and Appeal Division of the Secretary of State, which may, in your area, be via a video feed with you in a local branch office and the Hearing Officer in an office elsewhere. You must establish by clear and convincing evidence that any alcohol or substance problems you may have had are under control. You must present letters of support from family and friends addressing your situation with regard to alcohol usage, and you must have a professional evaluation by a certified alcohol/substance abuse evaluator. Be very careful about this process, because if you fail, you will have to wait a year for another chance. Check with the Secretary of State to make sure you are currently eligible for a hearing. I strongly encourage you to get an attorney who often handles these hearings, and knows what the Hearing Officers expect. Frank B. Ford 313-565-9289
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Attorney Ford has provided a great answer. Follow his advice, obtain counsel, and get things taken care of. Best of luck.
Get on a payment plan with the Michigan Secretary of State Treasury. They are very liberal and as long as you are paying you will be able to get a license.
You will need to attend a driver assessment and appeal division hearing. You will have the burden to show by clear and convincing evidence that you have not drank alcohol for at least a year and will not drink alcohol in the future.
I have handled countless hearings. Any reinstatement my office has handled from beginning to end we won. Call 734-453-7806 for a free consultation. Click the link below for more information on the DAAD.
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