For all of the information I put out about the Michigan driver's license restoration and clearance process, it is important for me to periodically remind the reader that I provide a guaranteed win for every case I take. The catch here is that I will only represent someone who has genuinely quit drinking and is really sober. I do not and will not budge on that point; my integrity is not for sale. Driver's license restoration is my passion; I have gone so far as to become involved in the formal study of addiction issues at the University, post-graduate level in order to improve my understanding of the development, diagnosis and recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders. If you're going to really work with people in recovery, then it's important to know recovery. I know recovery from the inside out, but I also know it from the clinical side, as well. I understand the science, as well as the reality, of how people transition from drinker to non-drinker.
If you've really gotten sober, then you understand, at the deepest level, that just about everything in your life changes when you get sober. You adopt and become part of a "sober lifestyle." I've covered this subject enough in my other articles, but the bottom line is that when you compare your sober self to the self that was drinking several (or many) years ago, it's like night and day. I use that transition in your life in ways you cannot imagine to win my license appeal cases in front of the Michigan Secretary of State's Driver Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD). And I guarantee the result.
This wouldn't be possible if I didn't really love what I do. The simple reality is that working with people on the upswing of their lives makes my job awesome. Lawyers generally toil in the land of misery; think of the time you faced your DUI's; was there anything to celebrate, or look forward to back then? Sure, a DUI client can be very grateful, but when you cut to the chase, all there is to be thankful for is a reduction in misery. Winning back your license, by contrast, is a cause to celebrate (without the champagne, thank you). And while I can go on and on all day about why I love being a driver's license restoration lawyer, I do sometimes wonder: Why does any doctor ever decides to become a proctologist?
All kidding aside, as you weigh your options to get your license back, try and put my guarantee in perspective. I make my money by winning the license cases I take the first time around. If you lose your appeal, you have to wait another year to try again. I have every reason to avoid doubling my workload while cutting my income in half. In other words, I am completely invested in winning your case the first time. While I stand by my guarantee, I don't want to have to do "warranty work." The key to my success is in the preparation. Doing this right takes time; a lot of time. My first meeting with a new client lasts at least 3 hours, the primary purpose of which is to prepare him or her just to undergo the required substance abuse evaluation. That, as they say, is just the tip of the iceberg...