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Saturday, March 28, 2015

HIRING A LICENSE RESTORATION LAWYER IS NO TIME TO BE LOOKING FOR THE "BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL".

For those of you too young to know what a “blue light special” was, it was how one of the major bargain retail stores used to advertise big sales.

Do not go looking for the “blue light special” lawyer when you need your license privileges restored!!!

You may know a fantastic criminal defense lawyer, but does he/she know the first thing about a DAAD hearing?? You may have a friend who had the best divorce lawyer but does that mean he/she knows anything about how to prepare a client for a restoration case; absolutely not!!

The fact is, being a lawyer does not mean you are proficient in all areas of law. A tax lawyer would be like a fish out of water in criminal court and vice verse. Likewise a lawyer who specializes in corporate law would not be the best person to have a trust document drafted for you and your family.

One of the problems here is that when it comes to lawyers usually there is no shortage of ego involved.

That, plus not wanting to let any money slip past their open and outstretched hands often leads them to accept a license restoration case and then “figure it out” on the fly. Not good for the client!!

In a recent article I recalled a client I was “final” prepping just before going into a hearing a few weeks ago; he was very nervous. After a few question and answers I could tell he was calming down a bit but it reminded me that no matter what amount of preparation there is always going to be a natural inclination to be anxious during these hearings; or at least right before. (I find that after the hearing begins and the client starts easily answering the questions put to him either by the Hearing Officer or myself, their trepidation evaporates and he/she actually begins to enjoy telling their “sobriety story”).

The point here is that License Restoration Law is a specialized area of law that has many unique procedural requirements/facets that are learned through experience. There is no room for mistakes.

Not knowing who is a good substance abuse evaluator and who is not could be the difference between a win and loss for the client. Likewise not knowing what specific proofs whatever hearing officer that is drawn looks for is another disadvantage for the client.

Worst of all for the client is that “feeling” that the attorney doesn’t know what he/she is doing. That nervous client I was talking about earlier…he was prepared!! Just think how he would feel if he believed in the back of his mind that his attorney is winging it, or, at the very least does not have a firm grasp of the proceedings.

Remember…one hearing per year. Get the attorney who does DAAD hearings a lot and who does not lose. Call the Law Offices of Martin Lievois in Troy at 248-419-1566 or in Flint at 810-250-4550.

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