Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Is AA Attendance a Requirement for Michigan Driver’s License Restoration?

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Is AA attendance a requirement for a successful license restoration process in Michigan?

There are many other equally effective alcohol treatment programs, including: Limited Outpatient Treatment; Intensive Outpatient Counseling; Rational Recovery; SMART Recovery; Religious Programming; and Relapse Prevention Programs. And there are many people who simply don’t require any treatment, education or counseling, and instead have relied on more traditional ways of achieving sobriety.  These people can (and often do) still win license restoration in Michigan.  

There’s no “magical formula” for how driver’s license appeals are won in Michigan. Success in these hearings requires hard work, a firm dedication to sobriety, and attention to detail. A client’s chances of success increase dramatically by using an actual license appeals specialist to guide them. Learn more here!

For all driver's license restoration cases in Michigan, please contact Dan Geherin, a license appeals attorney in Michigan. We’re available 24/7, we know the process inside and out, and we’ll fight aggressively to restore your license

For more information, visit us at MiLicenseAttorney.com, or call 24/7 (734) 263-2780.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

What You Must Know About the “Moving Violation Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death” Law in Michigan

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Michigan enacted a misdemeanor charge called "Moving Violation Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death” pursuant to MCL 257.601d. In a nutshell, these statutes require proof that the driver committed any Michigan moving violation (i.e., speeding; failing to yield; red light or stop sign) resulting in the accident which caused serious bodily injury or death.  

Despite its misdemeanor designation, this charge is extraordinarily serious and has significant impact both in the courtroom and for the driver’s license. Judges often impose jail sentences, up to one year, for these convictions, even if the driver has no prior criminal or traffic history. Why? Because the injury or death is so impactful on the survivors or family that there is often a passionate plea for incarceration. Long-term probation, community service, high fines and costs, and a criminal conviction are also common.

Learn more here!

For all license reinstatement appeal cases in Michigan, please contact Dan Geherin and his team at MiLicenseAttorney.com.  We’re available 24/7, we know the process inside and out, and we’ll fight zealously to restore your license.  

For more information, visit us at MiLicenseAttorney.com, or call 24/7 (734) 263-2780.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Can You be Punished for Moving Violations that Caused Injury or Death?

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In 2010, Michigan abolished its felony statutes on Negligent Homicide and Felonious Driving, both of which covered accidents in which a driver could be punished for his negligence if it resulted in a serious injury or death. In their place, Michigan enacted a misdemeanor charge called “Moving Violation Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death” pursuant to MCL 257.601d. In a nutshell, these statutes require proof that the driver committed any Michigan moving violation.

Learn more here!

For all license reinstatement appeal cases in Michigan, please contact Dan Geherin and his team at MiLicenseAttorney.com.  We’re available 24/7, we know the process inside and out, and we’ll fight zealously to restore your license.  

For more information, visit us at MiLicenseAttorney.com, or call 24/7 (734) 263-2780.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Ask These Questions Before You Choose the Best Driver’s License Appeals Attorney

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If you’re in a desperate search to restore your license, how do you find and choose the best “needle in a haystack?” You ask these questions of potential attorneys:

“How many years have you been practicing driver’s license appeals?”

“Can you point me to results of success you have had with my particular issue?”

“Do you handle all license appeals (revocation appeals, and medical appeals), or just refusal hearings?”

“Have you taught at seminars, written articles or books, or trained other attorneys in the license appeals process?”

“Do you regularly practice in front of the Secretary of State Hearing Judges who will decide my case?”

For all license reinstatement appeal cases in Michigan, please contact Dan Geherin and his team at MiLicenseAttorney.com.  We’re available 24/7, we know the process inside and out, and we’ll fight zealously to restore your license.  

For more information, visit us at MiLicenseAttorney.com, or call 24/7 (734) 263-2780.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

How Do You Choose the Best Driver’s License Appeals Attorney in Michigan?

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Short of losing your freedom or your family, losing your driving privileges can be one of the most devastating actions the government can take against you. People who have lost their Michigan Driver’s License due to drunk driving convictions, breath tests refusals, medical reasons or even point accumulation feel a horrible and consequential impact that  can last years. They’re left wondering how they can keep (or get) a job, take care of their family, or even get to necessary medical appointments.  

For all license reinstatement appeal cases in Michigan, please contact Dan Geherin and his team at MiLicenseAttorney.com. We’re available 24/7, we know the process inside and out, and we’ll fight zealously to restore your license.  

For more information, visit us at MiLicenseAttorney.com, or call 24/7 (734) 263-2780.  

We’re the key to putting you back in the driver’s seat!  

Thursday, October 15, 2020

"Can My OWI/DUI Conviction be Expunged?"

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“Is OWI a Misdemeanor Crime?”

“Can I have a diversion or delayed sentence to avoid an OWI conviction on my record?”


“How long will this conviction be on my public record?”


“Will there ever be a change in the expungement laws to allow me to remove this OWI?”


Unfortunately, OWI/DUI is either a misdemeanor or felony under Michigan law. A person who is arrested for OWI has to provide fingerprints, and a comprehensive criminal history report (“CCH”) is generated. This CCH report can easily be accessed by the public via State Police websites and other background search sites.  And, if a person either pleads guilty or no contest to the charge, or is found guilty at trial, the CCH reveals a conviction. That conviction can never be removed, and will remain on a person’s CCH for the rest of his or her life unless Michigan changes its expungement eligibility laws. There are no available diversion/delayed sentence programs for OWI/DUI, so there’s no way to “earn” the dismissal of the conviction after a period of probation like there is for many other criminal offenses.  


If you’ve been charged with an OWI/DUI in Michigan, the best way to avoid a lifetime conviction on your record is to avoid a conviction in the first place. Dan and his team at Geherin Law Group in Michigan have won many OWI cases over the past 23 years. Contact a licensing lawyer in Ann Arbor, Michigan today to learn your rights!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Why Can’t an OWI/DUI Conviction be Expunged?

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On September 24 2020, the Michigan legislature sent a package of bills (collectively referred to as, “Clean Slate Initiatives”) to the Governor which would expand expungement eligibility for thousands of Michigan residents who have been convicted of certain crimes. The laws will: lessen waiting times; make some charges automatically erasable; expand the number of convictions eligible; and shelter some juvenile cases from public view. What’s missing from this new package of bills? OWI/DUI Expungement.  

If you’ve been charged with an OWI/DUI in Michigan, the best way to avoid a lifetime conviction on your record is to avoid a conviction in the first place. Dan and his team at Geherin Law Group in Michigan have won many OWI cases over the past 23 years.


Contact a licensing lawyer in Ann Arbor, Michigan today to learn your rights!