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Am I an Alcoholic? (A DUI Does NOT Define You)

| Jeffrey Randa |
A DUI charge does not mean that a person has a drinking problem. In fact, most people arrested for drunk driving do NOT. However, in some cases, a drunk driving arrest can be a sign that someone’s relationship with alcohol…

Remove a Michigan “Hold” on Your Driving Record to Get a License in Another State

| Jeffrey Randa |
Anyone who does not live in Michigan but has a hold from this state on his or her driving record needs what’s called a “clearance” to get it off. That hold will prevent him or her from either obtaining or renewing a licens…

Driving Without a License (A True Story From 2 Michigan Courts)

| Jeffrey Randa |
As practicing criminal defense lawyers who concentrate in DUI and driver’s license restoration cases, my team and I spend all our time in the Greater-Detroit area courts of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and the surrounding count…

Navigating Probation Violations in Michigan: A Legal Guide

| Jeffrey Randa |
A probation violation (PV) can seem like the end of the world. It’s an aggravating problem. Most of the time, a person on probation for some criminal offense knows they’ve either done something forbidden or NOT done someth…

2nd Offense DUI License Consequences

| Jeffrey Randa |
In our work as Michigan DUI lawyers, we answer a lot of questions about this. Accordingly, the purpose of this section is to emphasize the importance of what happens to your driver’s license in a 2nd offense Michigan DUI c…

Winning a Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Case Before the OHAO

The Michigan agency that handles all driver’s license restoration and clearance appeals is called the “Office of Hearings and Administrative Oversight,” or OHAO., for short. It is a sub-division of the Michigan Secretary o…

DUI and Gender Differences

| Jeffrey Randa |
As Michigan DUI lawyers, my team and I know that a DUI can be experienced differently depending on the person’s gender. In fact, the DUI experience is likely to be different just because of a person’s gender, social status…

Winning a Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Case With a Medical Marijuana Card

It may come as a surprise that a medical marijuana card is one of the most common obstacles to winning a Michigan driver’s license restoration case, but it’s true. This topic is so misunderstood that it needs to be regular…

The Simple, Single Most Important Thing About a Michigan DUI Charge

Anyone facing a Michigan DUI charge who goes online and spends time on legal websites can quickly get information overload. Some of the stuff lawyers put up these days will have a person thinking that in order for a DUI ca…

License Revoked for DUI’s? Here is the Process to get it Back

In Michigan, there is a very specific license appeal process a person must follow to regain driving privileges after having his or her license revoked for 2 or more DUI’s. Everyone who has lost the ability to drive has pro…

Driver’s License Penalties in Michigan 1st Offense DUI Cases

| Jeffrey Randa |
Everyone facing a DUI charge wants to know what’s going to happen to his or her driver’s license. In this article, we’re going to look exclusively at 1st offense DUI cases, where there are essentially 3 possible DUI licens…

The Substance Use Evaluation (SUE) in Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Cases

A good and solid substance use evaluation (SUE) is required as the foundation fort a winning Michigan driver’s license restoration or clearance appeal case. If the evaluation does not qualify as accurate, favorable, and le…

3rd Offense DUI in Michigan – How to get the Best Results in Your Case

| Jeffrey Randa |
A DUI 3rd offense case requires very special legal handling. Everyone knows that it’s a big deal, and that the potential penalties (we’ll look at those later) are serious. Rather than focus how bad things could be, however…

What to Know About Driving While License Revoked (DWLR) in Michigan

This article will be a close-up look at a revoked license charge (Driving While License Revoked, or DWLR, for short) in Michigan. It is intentionally separate from the last installment on this blog examining suspended lice…

Handling a Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) Charge in Michigan

A conviction for driving with a suspended license (Driving While License Suspended, or DWLS, for short) can really screw up a person’s ability to drive legally. The Michigan Secretary of State MUST impose some kind of addi…