Secretary of State Evaluations

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."

- Sally Berger -

Did you lose your Michigan driver's license due to alcohol or substance use? Is the State of Michigan requiring you get a substance abuse evaluation in order to get your license back? Are you appealing for the return of your driver's license? If so, you have come to the right place.


Shanty has over a decade of experience and is certified to conduct the evaluations effectively and thoroughly. Attorneys and clients have noted how well they are prepared.  Our job is to walk you through the process of appealing for license reinstatement and helping you to clarify the facts and make sure you are on the right track with your sobriety.

TELEHEALTH AND IN-PERSON EVALUATIONS AVAILABLE

Get started on the right foot. Call now at (517) 221-9522 and schedule your evaluation.

How it Works

What it is -These are $275, one-time, 90 minute, substance abuse specific assessments requested by clients seeking out to appeal for driver's license reinstatement from the Secretary of State.  Fees are due prior to your evaluation.


The process - During the evaluation Shanty will review with you the steps and process of appeal, expectations regarding interlock devices, and work with you to find consistent and accurate responses to both the clinical evaluation and your application.


She will also cover expectations regarding the 12-panel urinalysis providing referral if necessary, and discuss the role and expectations of character reference letters, length of sobriety, support groups and treatment, have you complete 2 substance abuse screenings, and complete an interview assessment.

Pickup notification - Your evaluation will be ready within 5 business days. You will be notified that your evaluation is ready, and you can then arrange a pick up time.


Refunds and late fees- We do NOT provide refunds. You are allowed 2 reschedules before we refer you elsewhere. BE AWARE, there is a full session rate fee of $275 for any late cancel/no show/showed up under the influence appointment that was unable to be kept without at least a 24 hour notice.

Important Things to Know

Sobriety - We suggest obtaining an evaluation ONLY after you have a minimum of 6-12 months of sobriety from all alcohol, marijuana, and illicit drugs. This is to provide you the best benefit for you money and a greater likelihood of a positive result.


Timelines - All appeal documentation must be dated within the same 90 day period, sent together, and is good for 90 day only


Appeals -Michigan only allows ONE appeal per year.


Errors - We ask that you review your evaluation for errors and notify us for corrections as soon as possible. Errors that can be corrected within less than 15 minutes will be free of charge.  All others incur a fee of $50 per 15 minutes. We have the right to refuse to correct or change any information as we see fit. Certain corrections will  require notation addendums in the evaluation for agency protection.


False information - We are NOT responsible for you providing false, misleading, or inaccurate information.


Guarantees - We CANNOT guarantee that you will agree with our recommendation or that there will be any specific appeal outcome.

Get started on the right foot.

Call us now at (517) 221-9522 and schedule your evaluation.