If you get arrested for DWI, your driver’s license will be subject to suspension. However, you can fight your driver’s license suspension by scheduling a hearing with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). You have only 15 days from the date of your arrest to schedule a hearing with the DPS. Failure to schedule your hearing within the allotted 15 days waives your right to challenge your suspension and keep your driving privileges.
The ALR (Administrative License Revocation) hearing only determines whether the defendant will lose or keep his/her driving privileges; it does not determine if the defendant is innocent or guilty of DWI. At the hearing, the defendant and his/her attorney have the opportunity to present evidence, testimony, and witnesses on his/her behalf. In addition, the ALR Judge will examine information and evidence gathered by law enforcement surrounding the arrest. At the end of the hearing, the representative will make a ruling to suspend your license or deny the DPS' request to suspend your license. However, it is important to remember that the defendant can still lose his/her driving privileges if found guilty of DWI in criminal court, even if he/she get his/her driver’s privileges back at the ALR hearing.
Austin DWI Defense: The Charles Johnson Law Firm
If you have been arrested for DWI, it is important to contact a DWI defense attorney immediately. Having an experienced attorney on your side will greatly increase your chances of saving your driving privileges at the ALR hearing. The Charles Johnson Law Firm has represented hundreds of clients, and have been successful in saving their driving privileges. When you retain our services, we personally conduct an investigation into your case, help you schedule your hearing with the DPS, find witnesses and evidence to use in your favor, and represent you at the hearing. In addition, Attorney Johnson provides all of his clients with the personalized attention and compassionate legal care they deserve.