Will My Drivers License be Suspended?
If you are arrested for a Driving While Intoxicated Offense in Texas, you
will face a suspension of your driver’s license. This suspension
is not automatic. You have a right to fight your license suspension BUT
you must act quickly.
You have 15 days from the time you are arrested to contest your driver’s
license suspension. If you fail to act within 15 days, then you license
will automatically be suspended.
What do you need to do to prevent a driver’s license suspension?
We can help try to keep your driver’s license from being suspended
by requesting an Administrative License Review (ALR) hearing. An ALR hearing
is basically a civil trial to attempt to save your license. We can request
this hearing if you hire us with 15 days of your arrest.
Once we request the hearing, the suspension of your driver’s license
is stayed until we have the civil trial. These means you will continue
to be able to driver without restrictions until we have the ALR hearing.
How long could my license be suspended?
If this is your first DWI or DUI arrest and you voluntarily gave a breath
or blood test your license could be suspended for 90 days.
If this is your first DWI or DUI arrest and you DID NOT voluntarily give
a breath or blood test your license could be suspended for 180 days.
If you have prior DWI arrests your license could be suspended for up to 2 years.
Can we help you continue to drive?
Yes, we can!
If we successfully defend your right to drive in the ALR hearing then you
will have no suspension of your driver’s license.
If the State is successful in the ALR hearing, we will be able to obtain
an occupational driver’s license for you that will allow you to
continue to driver for work, educational or household purposes.
The bottom line is that we can and will help you continue driving so that
you can work and provide for your family needs.