Monday, July 16, 2018

HOW CAN I LIVE WITHOUT A DRIVER’S LICENSE?

When a criminal arrest or conviction threatens your license, you need an attorney who not only handles criminal defense but also specializes in license cases.  To help determine the best driver’s license reinstatement attorney in Ann Arbor, please ask these questions:

“Are you also a driver’s license specialist, or just a criminal attorney?”

“What is your success rate at the Secretary of State over the past 10 or 20 years?”

“How often do you appear before the Secretary of State Hearing Judges?”

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

CAN A CRIMINAL OFFENSE OR CONVICTION THREATEN YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE?

One of the “forgotten” consequences of a criminal case is the possible effect on a person’s driver’s license.  After all, even an arrest for a DUI can lead to a lengthy license suspension.  A conviction for DUI (not to mention a second or subsequent offense) might lead to a person’s license being REVOKED for many years.  Even point accumulation, drug offenses, and other traffic offenses can result in significant loss of driving privileges in the State of Michigan.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

NAVIGATING THE WATERS OF LICENSE REINSTATEMENT IN ANN ARBOR

To determine the best license reinstatement attorney in Ann Arbor, be sure to ask these questions:

“Are you also a driver’s license specialist, or just a criminal attorney?”

“How often do you conduct Implied Consent hearings?”

“If I need you to go to Circuit Court with me for a license appeal, what is your experience and success rate in those proceedings?”

Dan is a driver’s license specialist.  Dan has been recognized by his peers as an expert in driver’s license reinstatement cases.  He has an unparalleled 20-year track record of restoring licenses for drivers all over the State of Michigan, and he has close to a 98% success rate in appeal hearings at the Secretary of State Administrative Hearing Section. For years, he has taught other attorneys on how to navigate the red tape of the Secretary of State, and has been a lecturer, author, and moderator at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) regarding license appeals.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

LICENSE REINSTATEMENT: WHAT HAPPENS IF I REFUSE A BREATH OR BLOOD TEST FOLLOWING A DUI ARREST IN ANN ARBOR?

For the last 20+ years, when my phone rings in the middle of the night, these are the most common questions I get asked by clients who have been arrested for drunk driving:

“Should I refuse the breath or blood test?”

“Will it affect my license reinstatement?”

There is no quick or easy answer to this question.  If a driver refuses the roadside, preliminary test offered by the police officer (called a Preliminary Breath Test, or PBT), the consequence is typically a civil infraction and fine.  However, if a driver refuses the “official” breath test at the police station (called a DataMaster Test), the consequence is typically an “Implied Consent Violation” which can result in a 1-year license suspension.  The same holds true for a Blood Test; a refusal can trigger a lengthy license suspension.  Read more.