Too many drinking and driving convictions can result in a loss of your driver’s license. It can be a time-consuming and frustrating process to get it back. We can help make it easier.

Contact ArborYpsi Law at 734.883.9584 to start getting your license back.

To get your license back you must attend a hearing at a Secretary of State office. A hearing officer will listen to evidence and make the decision on whether the license will be restored to the driver.

The driver must prove to the secretary of State that he or she is sober and will maintain sobriety.

How can an attorney help a driver win back a driver’s license?

There are several ways we can help.

First, we will organize and complete the initial documentation for the hearing. The Secretary of State requires the driver to present certain documentation related to sobriety. Technical mistakes in the presentation of this documentation can lead to problems, and unrepresented drivers find their appeals denied because of inconsistent or incomplete paperwork – an avoidable mistake.

Second, we will sit down with you to prepare for the hearing. The driver needs to overcome a steep hurdle to obtain the license. This means being ready to answer the hearing officer’s questions and being able to speak well on the necessary topics. Preparation is key to success at these hearings.

And third, we will make a record in the event an appeal to the circuit court is necessary.

If you lose your hearing, you may appeal that decision to the circuit court. Some hearing officers will deny drivers a license for arbitrary or unfair reasons. When this happens, you don’t need to just accept this loss. You can file an appeal in circuit court and argue to a judge why the hearing officer wrongly denied you a license. This will be an avenue to getting a license.

To win on appeal, it is necessary for the attorney make a record at the Secretary of State hearing on why the driver should receive a license. This means the attorney presents all the necessary evidence to protect you down the road from an unfair ruling by a hearing officer.

Contact Us At 734.883.9584

Call Sam Bernstein at 734.883.9584 or e-mail at

ArborYpsi is located at 415 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48108.