The first step to appealing is to get a copy of your driving record. Use this Request Form on the State of Michigan website. Or go to a Secretary of State Super Center to get a copy in person.
Next, fill out the Request for a Hearing Form. This 10 page document is provided by the state. It includes 8 pages of questions for you to answer, and 2 pages for a licensed Substance Abuse Therapist.
In addition to that form, you must also get Letters of Support from 6 people you know. You should ask a variety of people, including friends, family, co-workers and support-group members. The letters should include how the person knows you, how you’ve changed since you’ve been sober and your involvement in treatment programs. The letters must also be signed, dated and notarized, with contact information for the writer.
Finally, a 10-panel urinalysis drug screen is also required.
All of the above information must be written and submitted to the state within 90 days. If any part is more than 90 days old, your appeal will be denied and you must wait a full year to appeal again.
There’s so much to do, and so many things that must be done exactly right, it only makes sense to hire an attorney to help you! Lakeshore Law and Mediation is here to guide you through every step and help ensure your success.
Read More on our Blog: Driver’s License Restoration – Part 2: Beginning the Appeal