Monday, October 14, 2019

Drug Offenses and Driver's License Consequences

Shockingly, most drug offenses have driver’s license consequences, even if they have nothing to do with driving a vehicle.  In fact, simple possession of controlled substances will result in a long-term license suspension unless the offender qualifies and completes a diversion program.  Thus, finding an attorney with knowledge of these diversion programs is imperative to keeping driving privileges.

Learn more here.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Driver's License Consequences for Motor Vehicle Offenses

Motor Vehicle Offenses:  Most crimes related to operation of a vehicle also have license consequences.  For example:  Reckless/Careless Driving; Driving While License Suspended; Unlawfully Driving Away (UDAA); Flee/Elude Police; Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle; and Moving Violations Causing Injury/Death.  So, having a criminal defense attorney to defend these charges is extremely important to avoid costly license consequences.

Learn more about driver's license consequences here.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Examples of Leaving the Scene of the Accident

A mom is out grocery shopping and bumps the car next to hers. She sees only slight damage to the other car and goes about her day shopping.

A teenage driver hits a mailbox while backing out of a friend’s house and keeps on going.

A professional driving to work in the middle of the night hits a deer or small animal. He stops but goes off to work. Later, he learns that he hit and killed a bicyclist.

These are real examples of cases that Geherin Law Group has defended in the past year.  All of them ended up in charges of “Leaving the Scene of an Accident” (or what is commonly referred to as “Hit and Run.”). These cases ranged from misdemeanor charges to 15-year maximum felony offenses. Each client faced not only driver’s license sanctions, but also a criminal conviction and the real prospect of jail/prison or other loss of freedoms.

Learn more here.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Questions from Clients Facing "The Vicious Circle"

Each day, Dan takes calls from clients who are charged with Driving While License Revoked, and are facing “The Vicious Circle.”  They ask these questions:

“What are the courtroom consequences for Driving While License Revoked?”

“Is there any way to defend this charge and prevent the “like” revocation?”

“When will I be eligible to seek restoration of my license and end the “vicious circle?”

Driving While License Revoked First Offense is a misdemeanor offense carrying with it the possibility of 93 days in jail.  While most judges do not impose jail on these offenses—especially for first-offenses—some judges grow fed up with this offense and do jail offenders who should not be on the road.  Second Offenses carry up to one year in jail, and injuring/killing another while revoked is a felony offense.

Read more about "the vicious cycle" here. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Clients' Involvement for Success

license appeal lawyer ann arborObviously, Geherin Law Group can’t guarantee results for any client. The Michigan license appeals process can be very difficult. The firm only takes on clients who are truly sober, ready to work hard, and committed to getting back on the road lawfully. The firm works zealously to form a plan to achieve license restoration success for these clients. This success is measured from: verifiable results such as these 27 wins, a 20-year track record of success (at nearly a 98% clip), and the 100+ 5-star client reviews Dan has received from license-appeal clients.

Learn more here! 

Criminal Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor - Dan Geherin of Geherin Law Group

Friday, May 17, 2019

Moving After Having Your Driver's License Revoked

Many former Michigan residents packed up and moved when the economic recession of 2008 hit.  Many people continue to leave Michigan, especially after having their driver’s license revoked due to repeat OWI or other criminal convictions.  The thinking and logic work like this:  I can move away from my troubles, and get a license in California, Ohio, Colorado etc. etc.  Unfortunately, that logic and thinking doesn’t always work.  Most often, out-of-state residents cannot get licensed in their new states because of the “hold” placed on them by the Michigan Secretary of State.

Learn more here.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Summarized Steps to Restoring a Revoked License

Briefly summarized, here are some suggested steps for restoring a REVOKED driver’s license in Michigan:
  1.  Go to a branch of the Michigan Secretary of State and obtain a current Master Driving Record (cost is approximately $8.00).
  2. Contact Dan and his team at, via email or phone (734) 263-2780.
  3. Be ready to openly, honestly and thoroughly discuss your background, criminal history, sobriety (if applicable) and readiness to get back on the road.
  4. If eligible and ready, discuss the transparent fee structure with the firm and think over whether you’re financially ready to move forward.
  5. Once you retain them, follow all of the firm’s advice on gathering and submitting paperwork and other evidence to the State.
  6. Be ready to work hard—this process is a two-way street requiring diligent effort on your part too!
  7. Attend a driver’s license revocation appeal hearing at the Michigan Secretary of State, at which you will testify about your suitability to restore your license.
  8. If all goes according to plan, go to a Secretary of State branch office, restore your license, and get back on the road lawfully and legally!
Read more about restoring a revoked driver's license here.

Criminal Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor - Dan Geherin of Geherin Law Group