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Was Your License Suspended for DWI? Call Us Today!

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!

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