Monday, April 1, 2024

Do I need an attorney to help restore my license?

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The better question is, "how badly do I need my license?" Are you having trouble getting to and from work? Is having your driver’s license suspended affecting your ability to care and provide for your children? Not having a driver’s license can affect a lot of different things for many people in a variety of ways.

According to the Department of State's most recently published statistics, the Secretary of State denied more than 50 percent of all people who sought restoration of their license after it was revoked due to multiple drunk driving convictions. It’s always a good idea to consult with an experienced attorney about your case as soon as you run into trouble. 


Learn more about restoring your driver’s license here.

 

If you need help with your driver’s license restoration in Michigan after a DUI related arrest, please call for a consultation at (734) 263-2780. We’re available 24/7, and are fully committed to providing personal attention, personal options and personal justice to every single client we represent. 

Friday, March 15, 2024

Revoked License? Ask a Michigan License Appeals Specialist What You Can Expect!

If you’re faced with a revoked license and need your driver’s license reinstated, you may ask these questions:

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“What do I have to prove to reinstate my Michigan Driver’s license?”

“What is the standard of proof?”

“Who will make the final decision?”


Learn more about revocation appeals in Michigan here.


Daniel T. Geherin has been a license appeals specialist for over 20 years.  He’s conducted over 1,000 license reinstatement hearings at DAAD/AHS, and appeared before every Hearing Judge on multiple occasions.  He knows Rule 13 inside and out, and more importantly, understands how to persuasively convince AHS Hearing Judges of a client’s compliance with Rule 13. He’s helped reinstate licenses for over 300+ clients in the last decade alone!


If you need help with your driver’s license reinstatement in Michigan after a DUI related arrest, please call for a consultation at (734) 263-2780. We’re available 24/7, and are fully committed to providing personal attention, personal options and personal justice to every single client we represent. 

Friday, March 1, 2024

What is Rule 13 When it Comes to Revocation Appeals?

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Most of these questions are answered in the Michigan Administrative Code. The key to success at the State Administrative Hearing Section (AHS) is full adherence to and compliance with “Rule 13,” shorthand for Michigan Administrative Code Rule 257.313, Standards for Issuance of a License.  This rule lays out what each person must prove, along with standards of proof, in order to reinstate driving privileges following a revocation.

Under Rule 13, you must show the following by clear and convincing evidence:

  • Complete and continuous abstinence from alcohol/controlled substances for at least 12 months;
  • Low or minimal risk of relapse;
  • Low or minimal risk of reoffending; and
  • That the petitioner’s substance abuse problems are under control and likely to remain so.

Learn more about Rule 13 and revocation appeals in Michigan here.


If you need help with your driver’s license reinstatement in Michigan after a DUI related arrest, please call for a consultation at (734) 263-2780. We’re available 24/7, and are fully committed to providing personal attention, personal options and personal justice to every single client we represent. 

Thursday, February 15, 2024

What Happens at a Reexamination Hearing for Your Fitness to Drive?

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The Secretary of State will often call the driver in for a Reexamination procedure to determine his or her fitness to drive. These Reexaminations often include a requirement that the driver produce medical records and/or a physician's statement attesting to the patient's ability to drive safely (or lack thereof). The driver is often given eyesight, hearing, and driving tests during the Reexamination.  If the Secretary of State feels the condition(s) render the driver unsafe, they can take immediate actions including restricting, suspending or revoking privileges.  

A person can file a Legal Appeal challenging the propriety of the medical suspension/revocation.  This is done in the driver's Circuit Court County of Residence. If your license has been suspended due to medical conditions—not revoked— you can also file a Hardship Appeal seeking judicial relief.  Either way, you must file a civil lawsuit against the Secretary of State, pay a civil filing fee ($175 on average), and properly serve the representatives for the SOS (either the Attorney General or County Prosecutor, depending upon the location). 


Learn more about medical suspension appeals in Michigan here.


At the Geherin Law Group, to us, it’s Personal.  Personal attention, personal results, personal justice.  For every client facing a medical suspension, please consider giving us a call for a free consultation.  We can discuss our track record of criminal defense success in Washtenaw County, and put together a plan of attack to help you.  Please call (734) 263-2780 24/7, or fill out our contact form

Thursday, February 1, 2024

“Can a Medical Condition Take My License Away?”

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If you suffer from a medical condition that affects your ability to drive safely, the Michigan Secretary of State can suspend, restrict or even revoke your driving privileges.  Typical medical conditions leading to intervention include the following:  Epilepsy/seizure disorders; glaucoma/cataracts/eyesight illnesses; hearing loss; physical/dexterity disabilities. The state usually finds out about medical issues from a physician, or from a police officer who has cited the driver or investigated an accident, or even from concerned family members.

Learn more about medical suspension appeals in Michigan here.


At the Geherin Law Group, to us, it’s Personal.  Personal attention, personal results, personal justice.  For every client facing a medical suspension, please consider giving us a call for a free consultation.  We can discuss our track record of criminal defense success in Washtenaw County, and put together a plan of attack to help you.  Please call (734) 263-2780 24/7, or fill out our contact form

Monday, January 15, 2024

Pulled over for DUI of Marijuana? GLG Can Help You!

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An individual may be prosecuted for an OWI due to marijuana use. Michigan Law treats marijuana as an intoxicating substance and forbids a person from operating a vehicle if his or her ability to do so is impaired. Officers have to prove that
the THC was present in the suspect’s system and affected their ability to operate a vehicle in a normal manner. 

Officers will pull someone over for signs of impairment, like speeding or swerving. When observing the driver, an officer will look for disorientation, smell of marijuana, blood shot eyes, and so on. Officers will ask questions like what substance was used, as well as how/when it was consumed. Field sobriety tests will be utilized, including but not limited to the walk and turn, one leg stand, or a preliminary breath test to rule out alcohol. 

Learn more about marijuana and the law here.

If you’re looking for a specialized criminal defense attorney in Ann Arbor to handle your DUI/OWI case in Washtenaw County, please consider calling the Ann-Arbor based practice of GLGMichigan.  (734) 263-2780

Monday, January 1, 2024

We Can Answer Questions About the Effect of Driving High on DUI Cases

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The State of Michigan legalized marijuana use for adults over the age of 21 in 2018. Since then, several states such as Illinois and Minnesota have followed suit. Despite wider use of marijuana, Michigan Law doesn’t permit driving under the influence of marijuana.
 

As a specialized DUI attorney in Washtenaw County, we have been asked questions about the effect of driving high on DUI cases, such as:

·      What penalties could I face for driving under the influence of marijuana?

·      What tests can an officer perform on a driver suspected of driving high?

·      Which attorney should I call if I’m arrested for OWI/Marijuana?

Learn more about marijuana and the law here.

At the Geherin Law Group, to us, it’s Personal.  Personal attention, personal results, personal justice.  For every client facing a OWI charge in and around Ann Arbor, please consider giving us a call for a free consultation.  We can discuss our track record of criminal defense success in Washtenaw County, and put together a plan of attack to help you.  Please call (734) 263-2780 24/7, or fill out our contact form