In a recent article, I pointed out that even after being advised about the law and how things work in Michigan DUI and driver’s license restoration cases, many people will try to explain why they should be on the receiving end of some kind of special exception, often responding by saying, “yeah, but…” I noted that, in our office, that phenomenon has become known as “yabut,” which is our homemade term used to describe somebody who, like when facing a DUI charge, wonders if there is some way for him or her to get out of what everyone else has to do.
In the context of license restoration appeals, some “yabut” people just need help to understand that the rules regarding driver’s license appeals don’t have any flexibility to provide an exception based upon their individual circumstances. Most of them will ultimately accept what they’re told, even if somewhat begrudgingly. There is a rougher side, to this, however, and it’s something that, as Michigan driver’s license restoration lawyers, we hear from some people, who, even after being told how the law works, impatiently respond by saying, “That’s bull$hit!”
One thing my team and I have learned over the years is that the people who are so hell-bent on having things their own way are almost never candidates with any real chance win a license appeal case in the first place. The key requirement to win a license appeal is proving one’s sobriety, and sober people have a certain calm and humility about them that can’t be missed. By contrast, the kind of attitude that compels a person to bark out something like “this is bull$hit” to someone trying to explain things to them is very much the opposite of how sober people think and act.