Drug Testing For Driver's License Restoration
in Metro Detroit
Michigan License Restoration Hearing: Drug Testing
We provide drug testing for driver's license restoration in the Metro Detroit area. If your driver’s license was suspended or revoked, there are certain things you must do to restore it (get it back). The first thing you will need to do is get a copy of your driving record to see what is on it. If you could have a ticket or something else on your driving record from another state, you should look at your record from that state. Outstanding tickets and fines from other states could affect your ability get or restore a Michigan Driver's License. You can get your certified complete driving record from your local Secretary of State (SOS) office.
Drug and Alcohol Related Offense Stop
If your license was revoked for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI), the penalties are more severe than many other traffic violations and getting your license back can be more difficult. OWI involves driving while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or both.
Examples of OWI:
Driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher
Driving 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
You must have the substance use evaluation completed before you request your hearing. A state-approved licensed evaluator does the substance use evaluation. If YOU need a referral for a licensed evaluator call us at 248-618-0071
Michigan Court Services, Inc provides state-approved drug tests and uses state-approved labs for all testing supplies. The urine sample must be tested for at least two integrity variables and then sent to the lab for all needed confirmations. This process ensures that all testing is done accurately and that the results are reliable.
The purpose of a 12-panel drug screen is to check for illicit substances. A typical 12 panel drug screen will test for active metabolites for some of these substances: barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cannabis, cocaine, methadone, methaqualone, opiates and propoxyphene.
How to Prepare for the 12 Panel Drug Screen
Make sure no alcohol or any illicit drugs consumed before the test. You also want try to avoid going to the bathroom for at least couple hours before your test. The samples are tested for two types of dilution: internal and external. Internal dilution is where you might have an issue if you had excessive amount of liquids beforehand. Samples are tested for the concentration of metabolites, including creatinine. If your urine sample shows creatinine levels between 2 and 20 milligrams per deciliter, a specific gravity of 1.003 or less will be viewed as a diluted sample even if no illicit substances are detected.