Effective August 2021, The Michigan Secretary of State Requires New Forms for Driver’s License Appeals

The Michigan Secretary of State has a specific division which governs driver’s license revocation appeals. This division has undergone several name changes in the last decade – currently it’s called the Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight (OHAO) but was previously known as the Administrative Hearing Section (AHS), and before that as Driver’s Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD), and before that as Driver’s License Appeals Division (DLAD). Just as it changes names frequently, the Division often changes the forms and requirements a person must complete to have a driver’s license appeal hearing.

In August, OHAO changed the forms for both the Substance Abuse Evaluation and Request for Hearing.  Those new forms are referenced here.

If a person applies using the old forms, he or she might have his or her application rejected or significantly delayed. If the OHAO Hearing Officer is so inclined, they could deny a your request just because the current forms weren’t utilized. The driver’s license appeals process is complicated and difficult to navigate, especially for people who are not experienced with it.  In fact, many attorneys who only “dabble” in license restoration cases don’t keep up with the changes in forms (or rules/procedures).  That can end up resulting in a terrible outcome for clients who are desperate to get back on the road lawfully.   

Daniel T. Geherin, of the Geherin Law Group PLLC has been a DUI attorney and license appeals specialist for 22 years. Dan has conducted 1,000+ license reinstatement hearings at OHAOAHS/DAAD, and has appeared before every hearing judge on multiple occasions.  Day in and day out, he helps out-of-state residents remove the “holds” from their licenses. In fact, he has helped reinstate licenses for over 300 clients in the last decade alone!

When you retain him, Dan and his firm will provide you with current documents and referrals to begin the process of requesting a reinstatement hearing from out-of-state. He’ll answer your questions every step of the way; will carefully review the your documents before submission; prepare you before seeing the hearing judge; and will discuss procedures for Circuit Court appellate remedies where necessary.  

If you’re seeking restoration of your Michigan Driver’s License and want to make sure you proceed correctly and with the correct forms, please contact the Michigan Driver’s License Reinstatement Specialists at Geherin Law Group today at (734) 263-2780.  

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