Put the Best on Your Side Former Prosecutor & 25 Years of Trial Experience

Michigan Drivers License Restoration

Traverse City DUI Defense Lawyer

When your driver’s license is revoked due to drunk driving convictions, you must prove that you are going to be a safe driver to the DLAD hearing officer. At the DLAD hearing you must prove with clear and convincing evidence that:

  • Any substance abuse problem is in remission, and there is little chance of a relapse; and
  • That you are unlikely to drink and drive in the future.

If you can provide this information, it is not a guarantee that your license will be restored. There are a few more contributing factors that the judge will take into consideration when making a final decision. Some of these factors include the circumstances around your first offense, any prior criminal convictions and the substance you were under the influence of.


If your license is being revoked, schedule a case review and discuss your options with our attorney!


Be Prepared for Your Drivers License Restoration Hearing

Restoring a revoked or suspended Michigan driver’s license typically requires a hearing before the Driver’s License Appeal Division (DLAD). Drivers license restoration Attorney Patrick Fragel provides detailed instruction on preparing for the hearing, and professional representation at the hearing. With 25 years experience with Michigan Secretary of State hearings, Attorney Fragel provides top-notch representation for clients.

To help your case, come prepared with the following:

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Document abstinence from drugs and alcohol
  • Get the proper drug screen
  • Take the right substance abuse evaluation
  • Prepare your sworn testimony

Attorney Patrick Fragel has offices in Grand Rapids and Traverse City. He provides drivers license restoration services throughout the surrounding areas.

Experienced Criminal Defense

Attorney Patrick Fragel has 25 years of experience with trial procedure, administrative hearings, the Michigan Rules of Evidence, and Drivers Restoration hearings. As a former prosecutor and experienced criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Fragel has in-depth knowledge of Michigan law and courtroom procedure. Patrick S. Fragel has achieved a “distinguished” rating for ethical practices and legal knowledge from the Martindale-Hubbell independent lawyer rating service.


Our firm ensure that each client receives personal attention and a legal solution designed to fit their particular needs. Schedule a consultation today to start building your defense.


Case Results

Fighting Aggressively for Our Clients
  • Felony Drug Charges Case Dismissed
  • Confession Suppressed Not Guilty
  • Breaking and Entering Not Guilty
  • 3rd Degree CSC Case Dismissed
  • Drunk Driving 3rd Case Dismissed
  • Drunk Driving 2nd Full Acquittal
  • 1st Degree CSC Not Guilty
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Why Patrick S. Fragel, Attorney at Law, P.C. is the Right Choice

  • Work One-on-One with the Attorney
  • Former Prosecutor
  • 25 Years of Trial Experience
  • Honest Appraisal of Your Case - "No Surprises"
  • US Army Veteran
  • Flat Rates & Payment Plans