Share

Troy MI License Restoration Blog

Thursday, October 15, 2015

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION DAAD HEARING OFFICERS WANT TO KNOW THE ANSWER TO

DAAD hearings, although quasi-judicial in nature, are similar to court proceedings in the sense that they have “standards of proof” which must be met if the petitioner is to prevail. The standard of proof that applies to DAAD hearings is “clear and convincing” evidence.

This is a relatively high bar to clear but for good reason.

DAAD hearing officers (located in Lansing, Michigan for petitioners coming from the Genesee County area) are fully aware of relapse statistics. They know that these statistics are not favorable to the alcoholic. They are also aware that some petitioners are not above lying in order to get the relief they need. So it is not enough to merely suggest that you have stopped drinking (or drugging).

 Your “sobriety story” must be comprehensive, detailed and believable.

So the bottom line is time. Time must be spent developing the necessary proofs to be successful. Not only do the proofs need to be developed, they also need to be properly articulated. That is, they need to be orderly and understandable to the hearing officer. Being efficient so that the hearing officer does not have to ask a million follow up questions is good.

Michigan DAAD hearing officers have schedules and they are tight! They schedule hearings every half hour and they do not have time to waste. Not wasting their time is appreciated.

So getting to the crux of the matter is key. Establishing when, why and how the Michigan DAAD petitioner became sober and what measures he/she has put into effect in order to remain sober is number one in terms of importance.

For the client who has already gone through the appeal process unsuccessfully will see a sharp contrast in how I prepare my petitioners for a Michigan DAAD hearing compared to other attorneys.

This contrast is why I have a very high rate of success. My work ethic and holding preparation as my number one priority is why, in over 25 years of practice, I have lost only a handful of appeals (most of the losers are the result of the client saying something off the wall and really stupid….which is why I repeatedly tell my clients not to add lib).

Although the preparation phase takes a little time and effort on the clients part, it is completely doable and, when the petitioner is sitting in the hearing room, crazy nervous, he/she will be thankful for the effort and preparation prior to the hearing.

If your license has been revoked and you cannot risk going another year without driving privileges, call the Law offices of Martin Lievois in Flint at 810-232-3223. http://michiganlicenserestorationlawyer.com/flint-mi-troy-mi-license-restoration-lawyer_pa18131.htm

Archived Posts

2017
2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2014


Criminal Law News



© 2017 Martin T. Lievois, Attorney at Law | Disclaimer
934 Church Street, Flint, MI 48502
| Phone: 810-232-3223
1680 Crooks Road, Troy, MI 48084
| Phone: 248-498-2525

License Restoration | DWI/DUI Defense | License Suspension | Drug Crimes | Traffic Violations | Expungements | Felonies | Misdemeanors | Criminal Law Attorney Troy MI | Criminal Law Attorney Flint MI | Criminal Defense | Attorney Profile | FAQS

Law Firm Website Design by
Zola Creative


© Martin T. Lievois, Attorney at Law | Disclaimer | Law Firm Website Design by Amicus Creative