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ALR License Suspension Hearing

ALR License Suspension Hearings in Texas

Retain a Skilled San Antonio DWI Attorney for Your Hearing

When an individual is arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), it is fairly well known that they will face criminal DWI charges that will have to be fought in order to try and avoid a conviction and potential jail time. What is less well known is that a DWI arrest will trigger a separate legal action against you: the possibility of having your driver's license suspended by the Texas Department of Public Safety because you either refused to provide a breath or blood sample or tested over the legal limit after providing either breath or blood.

If you or someone you care about has recently been arrested for DWI, it is crucial that you waste no time in obtaining the services of a highly qualified attorney experienced in both DWI defense and in the license suspension process. The loss of your driving privileges will be automatic if you do not request an Administrative License Revocation or ALR License Suspension Hearing within 15 days of your Notice of Suspension (typically given to you on the date of your arrest). Call our office today to have us walk you through how to properly request a hearing. If you have already missed your deadline for requesting a hearing, there are steps that can be taken to allow you to legally drive during the time of your suspension. For example, you could be granted an Occupational License so that you could continue to drive for employment, school and family issues.

Challenging a Suspended License

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. It is highly recommended that you have an experienced attorney present at you license hearing so that they can successfully defend you. There are many defensive tactics that can be employed by an experienced San Antonio criminal defense attorney at an ALR License Suspension Hearing. The major issues that will need to be addressed are:

  • Did the arresting officer have reasonable suspicion to pull you over or detain you?
  • Did the arresting officer have probable cause to arrest you for DWI or another intoxication related offense?
  • Did the arresting officer request that you submit to chemical testing (breathalyzer or blood tests)?
  • Did they also advise you of your right to refuse and explain the consequences of choosing that route?
  • Did you submit to a breath test or blood test and fail?
  • Were all the proper police procedures followed?
  • Did you refuse breath or blood testing?
  • Were you given a Notice of Suspension at the time of your arrest?

Do you need a San Antonio DWI lawyer?

The ONLY way to potentially avoid losing your license is by requesting an ALR License Suspension hearing. If you waive this right, your license will be automatically suspended from anywhere from 90 days to 2 years. This hearing can serve two important purposes: it may help to preserve your driving privileges and also gives your lawyer a good idea of what evidence will be used in the state's criminal case against you. At the Law Firm of John J. Fox, we are prepared to provide you with the high level of representation you need in both your ALR License Suspension hearing and for the criminal charges you are now facing. We know the laws and procedures that pertain to DWI cases and are experienced in effectively and successfully defending our clients.

Our San Antonio DWI attorneys will zealously fight for the future of your driving privileges and your freedom. Contact our firm today!

Contact The Law Office of John J. Fox Today!

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