In Michigan, many types of legal issues are dealt with in administrative hearings instead of court proceedings. However, it is just as important to have an attorney protecting your rights in an administrative hearing as it is in a court trial. It is imperative to consult an attorney as soon as possible, because if you are forced to appeal, you may not be allowed to bring in new evidence.
Whether your unemployment benefits have been denied, your Michigan driver's license has been revoked or suspended, or you have been denied a security clearance, you can trust our experienced attorneys to represent your interests in an administrative hearing.
At Coppins Law Group, PLLC, our Mount Clemens office represents clients in a number of different types of administrative hearings throughout Metro Detroit and the rest of Michigan, including:
If you refuse a Datamaster breath test (the breath test administered at the police station, as opposed to portable breath test [PBT] given at the scene), you must request an administrative hearing with the Driver Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD) within 14 days of your arrest. If you do not request a hearing, your driver's license will be suspended. Our drunk driving defense attorneys will fight hard to help you maintain your driving privileges. If it is not possible to avoid suspension of your license, we may be able to help you obtain a restricted license.
In addition to representing clients in administrative hearings related to OWI/DUI, we represent people whose drivers' licenses have been (or will be) suspended or revoked for other reasons, such as an accumulation of points on their license, failure to respond to a traffic citation, or failure to pay child support.
To discuss options for preventing the loss of your license or for getting your license back in an administrative hearing in Michigan after it has been revoked, call 800-452-1761 or contact us to schedule a meeting with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys.
In these tough economic times, employers are increasingly denying claims for unemployment benefits as a matter of course. Unemployment claims are often incorrectly denied by employers. Some common grounds for denying unemployment benefits are that the employee voluntarily quits or is disqualified because of misconduct (defined as a deliberate disregard for an employers interest).
Many unemployment claims that are initially denied are subsequently approved by Unemployment Agency (UA) referees in administrative hearings under the Michigan Employment Security Act. Referee decisions may be appealed to the Michigan Employment Security Board of Review. We can help you prepare and present your case for unemployment benefits at an initial administrative hearing or appeal a referee's decision.
A security clearance can be vital to people employed by defense contractors and other companies that do business with the federal government.
Our law firm can help you apply for a security clearance, counsel you about answering interrogatories and prepare for an investigative interview. If your application for security clearance has been denied, we can represent you in the administrative hearing and any appeal from the decision of the administrative judge.