Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert: Our office is OPEN, and will remain open, to the extent possible, during this crisis. We have long handled consultations and retainers by telephone. We are managing all new and pending criminal and DUI cases under current and evolving court practices.

Driver’s License Restoration and Clearance cases are well-suited to start over the phone, and the “down time” many people have now is a good opportunity to begin this process.

Our consultations have ALWAYS been free, confidential, and done over the phone, right when you call. We are very friendly people who will be glad to explain things and answer your questions, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (EST).

Communities Served

Our driver’s license restoration practice is truly GLOBAL - We handle driver’s license restoration cases statewide and clear Michigan holds on driving records no matter where in the country - or even the world - you may live.

If you have had your driver’s license revoked because of multiple DUI’s and/or drugged driving cases, or have lost your driving privileges because of a Michigan hold on your driving record that prevents you from obtaining or renewing a license in another state, we can help.

By contrast, our DUI and criminal practice is local - We strongly believe in providing each client with help based on real-world experience in the court where his or her case is pending.

By concentrating our DUI and criminal representation in the various courts of the Metro-Detroit area, meaning Wayne, Oakland, Macomb (and the surrounding counties of Lapeer, Livingston and St. Clair), we know what works best in them.

At its most basic, driver’s license restoration matters are state matters. A person’s underlying DUI’s may have been local, but it was the state - the Michigan Secretary of State - that imposed sanctions and ultimately revoked his or her driver’s license (or, for out-of-state residents, their operating privileges within Michigan).

This is very different from criminal and DUI cases, which are very local. Things like the attitude of the prosecutor, the courtroom procedure, and the temperament of the Judge vary from place to place, and can often be quite different from one jurisdiction to the next.

This means that an otherwise identical criminal or DUI case in one court can play out very differently in another court, and that’s often the case. This really highlights the importance of having repeat experience in the same circle of courts, rather than trying to be all things to all people and accepting criminal and DUI cases all over the place.

We don’t do that. We get to the same courtrooms day-in and day-out, and know what works in each, and, just as important - what doesn’t.

Driver’s license restoration and clearance appeals are essentially the same state-wide. All license appeals are filed with the Michigan Secretary of State in Lansing.

There are, of course, some differences in how the various hearing officers do things, but because of their limited number, we know exactly how to do things across the board - so much so that we GUARANTEE to win every first-time driver’s license restoration or clearance case we take.

In the real world, there is less difference between any of the hearing officers within the state than one might find between 2 Judges working in the very same courthouse.

The notion that our license practice is global is NOT an overstatement. We handle around 200 driver’s license restoration and clearance cases each year, and at least 1/3 of them are for people who do not or no longer live in Michigan.

Many of these are people who have moved to other states, but some, for various reasons, like military or employment purposes, have moved outside of the country.

Below, you will find a few sections examining some of the locations we cover in our criminal and DUI practice:

Client Reviews
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Five stars hands down!! Jeff and his legal team represented me in a seemingly impossible situation. I had many obstacles to overcome, in the end I walked out with with my driving privileges reinstated. Jeff and his team were very helpful Peter
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Thank you for your knowledge and help in winning restoration of my driving privileges. I tried before on my own, lost (of course) and am glad I found your site. Katie
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Just wanted to thank you for winning my license appeal. I was so happy when I got the letter in the mail that said I had won. I thank you so much for all your help and would be so happy to give your name to anyone who needs to get their license back. Mike
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I wanted to thank you for taking my case. I would tell anybody trying to get their License back they need to talk to you. I should have done this a long time ago. Doug