5 Things You Must Do to Ensure You Get Your License Back in Michigan
You’ve driven with the Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) for a year and are ready to have it removed. Now what? The good news is that the hardest part is already behind you! Obtaining the restricted license was the biggest challenge. Once you’ve accomplished that, the full license is yours for the taking!
1. Gather Your Documents
First off, the same documents that were required to obtain your restricted license are also required for your full license. These include the Petitioner’s Evidence Affidavit on SOS Form 257, a current Substance Use Evaluation with a current 10-panel drug screen and 3-6 letters of support. Of Course, where applicable, AA sign-in sheets, doctor letters, therapist letters and any other relevant evidence.
2. Get a Certified Report from Your BAIID
Additionally, you will need to obtain a Certified Final Report from the Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) provider. This report contains all of the interlock violations, if any, during the time you’ve had it.
3. Present Proper Evidence
You should present any evidence that you have to refute the interlock violations. The best evidence is a PBT (breath) or ETG (urine) test to prove that you were sober during the time of the interlock violation.
4. Prepare Your Testimony
Be prepared to explain any violations through your testimony. Your testimony as a whole should be consistent with the testimony from your previous hearing.
5. Stay Positive
Finally, have a positive attitude. You have reached the light at the end of the tunnel and just need to complete the process!
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