San Antonio DWI Lawyer
Driver's License Suspension
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a serious offense in Texas that could be charged as either a misdemeanor
or a felony. If you are found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.08%,
you could be placed under arrest and charged with DWI. Whether you were
pulled over at a traffic stop or were pulled over because you were driving
erratically, your first step should be to get in touch with a San Antonio
criminal defense attorney from our team at The Law Office of John J. Fox.
If you have been accused of driving while intoxicated, there are several
different types of penalties which you could be facing. First of all,
there is possible time behind bars. Second, you could be dealing with
fines on top of court and attorney fees. Third, you could lose your privilege
to drive. Although this may seem like one of the lesser penalties you
could be facing, in the long-term, it can prove to be extremely harmful.
Your ability to get to work and take care of your family could be affected
and so it is important to do everything possible to keep your license
and avoid a suspension.
Known as an administrative license revocation, the Department of Public
Safety in Texas could take away your driving privileges if you failed
or refused to take a breath or blood test. At the time of the arrest,
the law enforcement officer present should make this fact clear to you
as well as give you a notice of suspension. This gives information on
how to schedule an Administrative License Revocation hearing so that you
can attempt to keep your driving privileges.
Administrative License Revocation Hearings
Scheduling a hearing is not just an option, it is extremely crucial in
retaining your driving privileges. You will only have 15 days to do this
before the suspension is automatic, so do not waste any time in taking
this step. It is also highly recommended that you have an attorney present
at this hearing so that they could successfully defend you against the
accusation against you. If you do not schedule the hearing or fail to
show up to the hearing, you will automatically lose your driving privileges
forty-one days after the notice of suspension was served.
If you have already missed your hearing, there are steps you could take
to be able to keep driving. For example, you could be granted an occupational
license or an essential need license so that you could take care of your
family or for work. The fact is that in Texas, driving is a privilege
and not a right, so it can be taken from you if you violate the law.
Contact a San Antonio DWI attorney today!
If you are being threatened with the loss of your driving privileges, your
first step should be to get in touch with a San Antonio criminal defense
lawyer from our office. We have years of experience in these types of
cases and will do everything in our power to defend you at the
ALR hearing. No matter how strong the case against you appears to be, it is still
possible to challenge the evidence against you and protect your privilege
to drive. Please, do not hesitate to get in touch with our team at The
Law Office of John J. Fox to learn how we could help you. We are able
to handle cases ranging from
felony DWI to
underage DWI to cases involving prior convictions of DWI.
Contact a San Antonio license suspension attorney from our firm today to schedule a consultation!