Rick lived in North Carolina and needed a clearance from Michigan so he could get a North Carolina driver’s license. He had 3 drinking and driving offenses. However, he had never attended Alcoholics Anonymous or had any treatment for his substance issues. This would have to be overcome in order to get him a clearance.
I submitted a favorable substance use disorders evaluation, negative drug screen, affidavit, and 6 very strong letters attesting to his sobriety and significant life changes. I argued that because of his sobriety and life changes, his alcohol problem was under control and would likely stay that way into the future.
The hearing officer agreed and granted Rick a clearance so he could apply for a North Carolina driver’s license.