Did you complete a counseling or rehab program, even if it was court ordered? Chances are you did, and it absolutely cannot hurt you to have those additional documents to provide a Michigan DAAD Hearing Officer. Of course, you want your lawyer to hand in a copy because whatever you submit is kept by the Secretary of State in its file.

AA sign in sheets is golden. As far as that goes, the more the better.

Those examples seem obvious, but what about a report card if you’re in school or taking some kind of vocational training? I have had people submit report cards and testify that they would never have been able to complete, much less get a good grade in any such program, if they had not quit drinking. In a way, what they are saying is that such a progress report or report card is proof of their having quit drinking, and it is a reward of sorts for having made such a lifestyle change. I once had a client submit a report card that he got in a two-year health care vocational training program. His rather proud testimony was that he would NEVER have been able to handle such a program when he had been drinking and that he had invested way too much time and money in himself to blow the whole thing by going back to drinking and losing all the hard work he had put into it.

Pay stubs showing a raise can help your case if you can truthfully testify that since you have quit drinking, you have become a better and more valued employee.

There really is no limit to what you can submit. Again, however, I feel that it is the job of your lawyer to help you decide what should be submitted. You do not win a case by merely submitting a pile of evidence. It must all tie together in a common theme. To that end, you do not need to prove the same thing twice. One thing you want to avoid is a situation where you pretty much had the case won before your hearing, but at the hearing, you loaded up the Michigan DAADHearing Officer with so much additional documentation that they have to take additional time to go through it.

I may sound like a broken record, but it is the job of your lawyer to go over everything in your case with you and help decide what’s good and what’s not, and what gets submitted and what’s held back.