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Friday, February 10, 2017


After a successful DAAD hearing for license reinstatement clients are elated and overjoyed, and rightfully so; they can DRIVE LEGALLY again. But not so fast.

What ALL petitioners would be wise to bear in mind is that the initial hearing is but the first step in a process!

With the exception of the rare petitioner that gets "FULL DRIVING PRIVILEGES RESTORED" at their first hearing, (the reasons for this will be the topic of another blog article) getting the green light to drive again initially is but the beginning - but take heart, it is the biggest hurdle that petitioners face. Once this first phase is successfully completed, the newly won rights are for the petitioner to lose. That is to say, unless you do something silly or worse, stupid, the rest of the process is downhill.

DO NOT take this to mean that you do not have to be careful. After this first phase, the road to full privileges is chock full of rim bending, tire blow-out potholes that can have you sidelined with your initial revocation being reinstated!!

You see, after the first hearing their will be a second. No matter where your hearing is held, be it Lansing, Grand Rapids, Livonia or any of the other DAAD hearing locations, the requirements in the interim are basically the same.

Now the requirements themselves are fairly straightforward and generally speaking, unless someone is trying to "game the system" and continue to drink while having an interlock system installed in their vehicle, they should not have any problems to worry about.

Having said that, some every day issues arise that, unless one is careful, can turn into a huge problem.

Many people, including myself, eat sometimes while driving. This could be a problem with the interlock device. For whatever reason, eating bread and various other food items can result in more than a sated appetite; it can set off a "false positive" reading. If this happens their are remedies, however, the petitioner must act accordingly at this critical juncture.

This is where I would like to refer you back to the initial elation petitioners experience after winning back their driving privileges. You need focus!! Remember, your not out of the woods.

At the conclusion of the initial hearing, all hearing officers remind the petitioner of his/her obligations regarding the interlock device. They not only go over some issues that arise right at the conclusion of the hearing, but they also include a written list of procedures and protocols necessary in the event of an interlock device problem.

As a Troy license restoration lawyer, I have experienced enough petitioners with interlock problems that I now provide my clients with phone numbers that they may reach me 24/7 in the event of a problem.

In addition to calling, immediate action is the best advice as time is of the essence. My clients are carefully counselled on the many pitfalls and remedies so as not to fall prey to absentminded mistakes. And if by chance they do, they are armed with the knowledge of how to fix the situation.

Many attorneys who do not generally practice in this area of law do not know to advise their clients on the finer nuances of the many problems that may arise and therefore expose their clients to needless heartache.

If you live in Troy Michigan or any of the surrounding areas, please call the Law Office of Martin Lievois at 248-498-2525.

For further information on this and many other topics please visit our website at Drivers License Restoration Troy Michigan.



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