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Michigan Driver License Appeal Board (DLAD/ DAAD) Lawyer and Attorney

Getting your license back requires a lot of preparation, reference letter are extremely important.

Preparing for the Hearing: Reference Letters
You must obtain documentation of your drinking and drug use habits in the form of notarized letters from people in your community who have frequent contact with you and may know something about your drinking habits and/or use of controlled substances. These would include immediate family members, other relatives, employers, friends, pastors, local police, a recognized support group such as 12 step meetings or Women for Sobriety, neighbors or others with whom you associate.

It is required you submit at least 3 letters, but not more than six. These letters should be signed, notarized and dated and include the complete mailing address and daytime telephone number of the person writing the letter and should address this information about you:

  • What their relationship is to you.
  • How long they have known you.
  • How often they see you.
  • Have them describe their knowledge of your past and current use of alcohol and/or drugs including frequency of use, amount used, beverage and or drug of choice, etc.
  • When the last time was they saw or had knowledge that you had used any alcohol and/or drugs.
  • What their knowledge is of your past and current involvement in treatment and/or a support group.
  • Have them include other information they believe is important.

If you are in group like AA or NA, find a sponsor because, one of your letters should be from your sponsor. In addition, the DLAD emphasizes that letters should come from a "cross-sampling of your family, family and co-workers who are in a position to know, observe and personally attest to your habits regarding the use of alcohol and/or controlled substances.”

Selecting an experience attorney to help you through this process is very important. Having represented several clients, the Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC, can help you prepare, recommend experienced professionals to conduct alcohol or controlled substance abuse evaluations and assessments, review your application for inconsistencies, and make sure you have the best chance possible to regain your privilege to drive.

The Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC is a Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving DUI and Family Law and Divorce law firm and provides legal representation in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County and throughout Michigan including these Michigan cities:

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