Driver's License Restoration Case Results

2019
April

Client has been driving on a restricted license with an ignition interlock device installed in the vehicle for over 1 year. He has a total of 4 DUI convictions, his last one was in 2006. He has been sober since June 2010. He hasn’t used drugs since the 1980s.

Result: Client was granted a full license.

Client’s license was revoked since June 2006. He has three DUI convictions. He has been sober since his last DUI in 2006. He had no prior drug use.

Result: Client was granted a restricted license.

Client has been on a restricted license with an ignition interlock device for over a year. Client has been sober since his 3rd and last dui in April 2011. He started his own business and he has gotten married. He stated that his life is excellent now and there is nothing that he misses about his life from when he was drinking. He presented a perfect BAIID report.

Result: Client was granted a full license.

Client was on a restricted license with an ignition interlock device and received a violation. His revocation was reinstated due to failed rolling retest. He had consumed a concentrated energy drink shortly before blowing in the device. He provided a negative PBT that was taken within an hour of the failed reading.

Result: Client’s restricted license was reinstated.

Client’s license was revoked in 2012 after his 2nd DUI. He has been completely clean and sober since he was sentenced on the 2nd DUI. He does not attend AA.

Result: Client was granted a restricted license.

Client has been driving with a restricted license and ignition interlock device for over a year. She was on the device because of her participation with a sobriety court program. She has 2 DUI convictions and has been sober since her last arrest in 2016. She was a daily drinker, often 4-5 drinks a day.

Result: Client was granted a full license.

Client has 2 DUI convictions. Her license has been revoked since her 2nd one in 2008. She has been sober since 2012. That is when she realized how much she had lost because of drinking. She moved out of Michigan in 2011 for a fresh start.

Result: Client was granted a clearance.

Client has 3 DUI convictions, a MIP conviction, and an open intoxicant conviction. Client has been clean and sober since 2012. It took him a long time to accept that he was an alcoholic and could never drink again.

Result: Client was granted a restricted license.

Client was requesting a full license. He has been on an ignition interlock device for over five years. He had 22 tamper/circumvent violations and alcohol readings on his annual reports. All of the issues were discussed at his two prior violation hearings.

Result: Client was granted a full license.

Client was requesting a restricted license. She had previously had a restricted license with an ignition interlock device that she lost due to alcohol readings. At the time the device did not have a camera. Her ex provided a letter stating that any alcohol readings belonged to the ex and not our client. She has 2 DUI convictions. She has been sober since her last conviction in 2012

Result: Client was granted a restricted license.

Client was issued a restricted license with an ignition interlock device via sobriety court. He successfully completed sobriety court and has used the device for over the minimum year requirement. He has been sober since 2016, a little after his 2nd DUI arrest. His last use of marijuana was also in 2016.

Result: Full license granted.

Client has 4 DUI convictions, his last conviction was in 2006. He continued to drink until 2017. He abused Vicodin, Soma, Suboxone, and Xanax. He has also been clean from all substances since 2017. He attends AA but lost contact with his old sponsor, due to his old sponsor’s relapse.

Result: Client was a granted a restricted license. The order stated that he is to find a new sponsor prior to being considered for full driving privileges.

March

Client’s license was revoked in 2007 after his 2nd DUI. In addition to alcohol, he also smoked marijuana regularly. He has been clean and sober since 2008. He had a valid Florida Driver’s License from 2004 to 2018. However, in 2018 Florida would not renew the license due to the Michigan hold.

Result: Clearance granted.

Client’s license was revoked in November 2009. He has 2 DUI convictions. He has been sober since 2016. His only drug use was marijuana, decades ago, when he was in high school. Client takes Ambien at night to sleep and he has a prescription for Xanax which he takes only when he flies.

Result: Client was granted a restricted license.

Client’s license was revoked after her 2nd DUI in 2003, her 3rd and last DUI was also in 2003. Her last DUI involved marijuana rather than alcohol. She stopped smoking marijuana after that arrest. Alcohol took her awhile longer to quit, but she finally managed to give it up in 2015.

Result: Clearance granted.

Client’s license has been revoked since November 1997. Client has been sober since June 2008. He does not attend AA but was able to articulate triggers and relapse prevention strategies at the hearing.

Result: Restricted license granted.

Client’s license has been revoked since 2013. He has 3 DUI convictions. He has been sober since July 2013, a couple of weeks after his 3rd DUI arrest. He explained to the hearing officer that he had tried to drink a beer and ended up dumping it out because it just made him realize where drinking had taken him. He had tried to file an appeal on his own while he was still on probation. In that appeal, he had stated that he had been sober since the last arrest and it failed to mention his prior marijuana use (which was about 10 times in his life about 25-30 years ago). We were able to explain that, while the prior paperwork was inaccurate, he was not trying to intentionally mislead the Secretary of State.

Result: Restricted license granted.

February

Client’s license has been revoked since 1996. He has 4 DUI convictions. He has been sober since his last arrest in April 2010.

Result: Restricted license granted February 2019.

Client’s license has been revoked since May 2002. He has 3 DUI convictions. He had a couple of drug convictions and 4 convictions for driving while license suspended. He has been sober since 2002, his last DUI offense.

Result: Restricted license granted.

Client’s revocation was reinstated after he picked up a new DUI in 2009. He has 6 DUI convictions. He has been sober since his last arrest in 2012. He was struck by a drunk driver, and that really forced him to see the risk of drinking and driving. He attends AA weekly.

Result: Client was granted a restricted license.

Client’s license was revoked in 2010. He has 3 DUI convictions and 4 drug crimes. He has been sober from alcohol since 2013. He was able to get clean from drugs for 2 years before suffering a significant relapse of about 11 months. He went back into rehab and has been drug free since 2016. He attends AA once a week.

Result: Client lives out of state and was granted a clearance.

Client’s license was revoked for multiple DUI’s. He no long lives in Michigan. He has been sober since 2010. He has been clean from marijuana since 2006. He had no other drug use.

Result: Client was granted a clearance in February 2019.

Client’s revocation was reinstated October 2018 due to a 10 day period of power loss to the device. Client had last driven the vehicle 15 days before the power loss. When he discovered the battery was dead he replaced the battery and provided the proof to the hearing officer.

Result: Client’s restricted license was reinstated.

Client completed a sobriety court program and drove on an ignition interlock device for at least a year. Client has been sober since October 2016, which was when he was arrested for his 3rd drunk-driving arrest. His last use of marijuana was in 2008. He continues to attend AA.

Result: Client was granted a full license.

Client’s license was revoked after her 2nd DUI in 2013. She last drank in June 2015. In addition to alcohol, she abused prescription medication, and heroin. She last used heroin in 2013 and she stopped abusing prescription medication in 2014. She did have a medical marijuana card, which expired, and her last use of marijuana was in 2016. She is active in AA and attends counseling.

Result: Restricted license granted.

Client’s license was revoked in 2004 after her 2nd DUI. She continued to drink until the summer of 2007. She is enjoying living a sober life and has surrounded herself with sober people.

Result: Client lives out of state and was granted a clearance.

Client was applying for a full license. He had been driving on a restricted license with an ignition interlock device on his vehicle for over a year. Less than 10 days before his hearing he had multiple positive alcohol readings on the device. He did take an ETG test and he provided the results to the Secretary of State. The problem was that he submitted the ETG results even though the test was positive for alcohol.

Result: Client’s revocation was reinstated due to his violation of his restricted license. A restricted license is only granted when an individual proves my clear and convincing evidence that he or she is sober know and has the tools in place to stay sober for the rest of his or her life. Whenever there is evidence of drinking it is a major concern for the hearing officer. In this case the hearing officer felt that the evidence of drinking was overwhelming and reinstated the client’s revocation.

January

Client was convicted of operating while intoxicated causing death in November 2012. He successfully completed his sentence and has been off of all supervision for over a year. Client has been sober since the accident.

Result: Client was granted a restricted license

Client’s license revocation was reinstated March 2014. He was originally revoked after his 2nd DUI in 2009. He was granted a restricted license in 2012, but lost it due to multiple alcohol readings on the ignition interlock device. He admitted that he relapsed sometime in 2013. He only used marijuana occasionally in college. He has been completely clean and sober since March 2014. This case was fairly close as the Hearing Officer had some concern over Client’s credibility.

Result: Client was granted a restricted license

Client’s license has been revoked since 2000. He has a total of 7 DUI convictions. In addition to his DUI convictions he has a terrible driving record. He has multiple convictions for driving while license suspended and leaving the scene of an accident. He had alcohol and opiate addictions. He has continuous alcohol abstinence since 2003. He has been clean from opiated since 2008. Client is a Michigan resident.

Result: Client was granted a full license. Normally an individual is granted a restricted license and has to drive with an ignition interlock device for a minimum of 365 days. The hearing officer did not require that this time. While hearing officers have the authority to grant a full license, it almost never happens.

Client’s license was revoked in 2012 after his 2nd DUI conviction. Both of his conviction were related to prescription medication. He was clean and sober for 3 years before relapsing for almost a year in 2015. Since December 2015 he has been clean from all substances.

Result: Client was granted a restricted license.

Client’s license was revoked after her second DUI in 2008. She has been sober since the 2nd arrest. Her only drug use was marijuana in the mid-90s.

Result: Client was granted a restricted license.

Client revocation was reinstated due to a tamper/circumvent violation. His ignition interlock device showed power loss on 9/13/2018 and 10/13/2018. He has been sober since June 2015. He returned home from work shortly before the power loss and parked the car for the evening. The next day the car started no problem. Because he did not know there was a power loss, he did not get a PBT or EtG test.

Result: Client’s restricted license was reinstated.

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