License Restoration

Having your license revoked can be an extreme hardship. Under Michigan law, your driver license can be revoked from one to five years. After this period, you may be eligible to file an appeal with the Driver Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD).

License Restoration Procedure

Obtain a Substance Abuse Evaluation
A certified substance abuse counselor will determine if any substance abuse issues currently exist. You will then be provided with a completed form for your appeal hearing.

Request a Hearing
Proper paperwork must be filed with the Driver Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD) to request a hearing.

Community Letters
The Driver Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD) requires 3 letters from your close personal contacts who know about your sobriety. These can be family members, coworkers, friends, etc., who know you well.

Other Evidence of Sobriety
Any additional evidence of sobriety such as involvement in treatment or counseling can be presented and will assist the Hearing Officer in deciding whether to restore full driving privileges.

The Hearing
During the hearing, the burden is on you to prove you deserve your license back. If your appeal fails, you must wait another year before filing a new appeal. 


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