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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. What is less well known is that a DWI arrest will commence 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 at the time of your arrest).

Challenging a Suspended License

There are several 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 attempt to avoid losing your license is by requesting an ALR License Suspension hearing. If you waive this right, your license will be automatically suspended. 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!

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