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Will my license be suspended if I am arrested for a DWI?

After a DWI conviction, you most likely are at risk of a license suspension. Even a first DWI conviction in Texas can result in a license suspension for up to one year. With subsequent offenses, the length of the suspension can increase. Because Texas has an implied consent law that requires all drivers to submit a chemical test if suspected of driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to testing results in an automatic license suspension.This type of suspension is called an administrative license suspension and can be done if one of the following is true:

  • You refuse to take a breath or blood test after being requested by law enforcement
  • You performed a breath or blood test and your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) results were .08 or above.

Fighting an Administrative License Suspension

It is important to be aware that you can fight this suspension. Within 15 days of the arrest, you can request a hearing on the suspension through the Texas Department of Public Safety. The Law Office of John J. Fox has had extensive success saving the licenses of clients at these hearings. By challenging the actions of law enforcement and casting doubt on the 'probable cause' that they had to pull you over and/or arrest you, we can help you build a defense.

Losing your license can be a great inconvenience when it comes to getting to work or school. Let us help you defend against the suspension of your license. Contact a DWI attorney in San Antonio today to set up your free case evaluation with Attorney John J. Fox.