Charlotte Steffen

Handling Your Own Drivers License Restoration? You Have EVERYTHING to Lose

March 13th, 2018|

Thinking of handling your driver license restoration on your own? Think again. I often receive calls from people who thought they could do it on their own, only to be sorely disappointed. They tell me that they have been sober and have not been arrested in many years. They thought

5 Things You Must Do To Help Ensure A Full License Reinstatement

February 28th, 2017|

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

How to prepare for a substance abuse evaluation

July 14th, 2015|

A properly prepared substance abuse evaluation can make or break your case In order to have your driving privileges restored, it's imperative that properly prepared evidence is submitted to the hearing officers. A substance abuse evaluation (SAE) is mandatory, therefore it's obvious that the hearing officers rely heavily on the

Prescribed Medications And What It Means To Your MI License Restoration Hearing

June 25th, 2015|

To win back your driving privileges, proving to the Michigan Secretary of State hearing officers that your alcohol problem is under control and likely to remain under control is imperative.  But sometimes that isn’t enough. I have been to several license restoration hearings where a client has demonstrated by the

Driver’s License Restoration for Non-Michigan Residents

April 6th, 2015|

Are You a Non-Michigan Resident Looking for a Driver’s License Restoration Attorney? If you had your Michigan driver’s license revoked for multiple OWI’s and now live out of state, the Secretary of State cannot give you any kind of Michigan license.  But what it can do is release the “hold”

Tips for Winning a Michigan Revoked License Appeal Hearing

December 30th, 2014|

In Michigan, if you have been convicted of a second OWI your license will be revoked for a minimum of 1 year.  If you have been convicted of a third OWI your license will be revoked for a minimum of 5 years.  After the time frame has past, you will

License Restoration: Your Full Driving Privileges Restored

April 16th, 2014|

You've had your license revoked, you've successfully endured a year with the ignition interlock device (BAIID) on your vehicle, and now you are ready to have your full driving privileges restored.  It is important that this license appeal is prepared and submitted properly to ensure success the first time.  A person who's license was

Substance Abuse Evaluation During A Driver’s License Restoration Hearing

February 11th, 2014|

Restoring a revoked driver license for multiple drunk driving arrests requires proof that the substance abuse problem that caused the arrests is under control. A very important piece of evidence proving that someone's drinking or drug problem will no longer keep the petitioner from being a safe driver is the