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Drug Testing For Driver's License Restoration
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Michigan License Restoration Hearing: Drug Testing for Driver's License Restoration

At Michigan Court Services, we specialize in providing comprehensive drug testing services for driver's license restoration in the Metro Detroit area. It's crucial to be aware that not all drug testing companies are well-informed about the specific requirements mandated by the state of Michigan. This lack of knowledge can potentially result in wasted time and resources on tests that lack state approval.

Clients frequently turn to us for their driver's license tests, even those from out of state, because we possess precise knowledge of the state's demands. This knowledge ensures a hassle-free and fully compliant testing experience. 

Contact us to schedule your driver's license restoration drug testing.

Regaining Your Driver's License

If your driver's license has been suspended or revoked, there are specific steps you must take to restore it. The initial and fundamental step in this process is obtaining a copy of your driving record to thoroughly review its contents. It's essential to not only examine your Michigan driving record but also review records from any other states where you may have incurred infractions.

Outstanding tickets and fines from other states can significantly impact your ability to obtain or restore your Michigan Driver's License. Fortunately, obtaining your certified complete driving record is a straightforward process, available at your local Secretary of State (SOS) office.

Addressing Drug and Alcohol-Related Offenses

For those facing license revocation due to Operating While Intoxicated (OWI), it's essential to understand that the penalties are notably more severe than those for many other traffic violations. The process of regaining your license, particularly in these cases, can be more challenging. OWI entails operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both.

Examples of OWI Offenses Include:


  • Driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher.

  • Operating a commercial vehicle with a BAC of 0.04 or higher.

  • For drivers under the age of 21, driving with a BAC of 0.02 or higher.

The Critical Role of Substance Use Evaluation

Before requesting a hearing for driver's license restoration, it's imperative to complete a substance use evaluation conducted by a state-approved licensed evaluator. If you require a referral to a licensed evaluator, please do not hesitate to contact us at 248-618-0071.

State-Approved Testing for Reliable Results

At Michigan Court Services, Inc., we take pride in offering state-approved drug tests, utilizing state-approved laboratories for all testing supplies. Our rigorous process involves testing the urine sample for at least two integrity variables before sending it to the lab for all necessary confirmations. This meticulous approach guarantees the accuracy of the testing process and the reliability of the results.

Understanding the 12-Panel Drug Screen

As part of the driver's license restoration process, a 12-panel drug screen is conducted to detect illicit substances. This comprehensive screening method checks for active metabolites of substances, including but not limited to barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cannabis, cocaine, methadone, methaqualone, opiates, and propoxyphene.

Preparation Tips for the 12-Panel Drug Screen

To ensure accurate results, it's essential to prepare for the 12-panel drug screen effectively. Avoid consuming alcohol or any illicit drugs before the test, and attempt to refrain from using the restroom for at least a couple of hours before your appointment.

The samples are meticulously tested for two types of dilution: internal and external. Internal dilution may occur if you've consumed excessive amounts of liquids beforehand. Additionally, the samples are assessed for the concentration of metabolites, including creatinine. If your urine sample shows creatinine levels between 2 and 20 milligrams per deciliter, or a specific gravity of 1.003 or less, it may be considered a diluted sample, even if no illicit substances are detected.

By choosing services of Michigan Court Services for your drug testing needs in the driver's license restoration process, you're taking a significant step towards ensuring compliance, accuracy, and a smooth journey towards license reinstatement.

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Call us to schedule your driver's license restoration drug testing at 248-618-0071

What Our Clients Say

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I had to do 12 drug screen for my driver’s license. Great service! Verna also referred me to Ron for required classes for state evaluation. Highly recommend!
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