ALR Hearings & License Suspensions
DWI Attorney in Houston, TX
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) / driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious charge with serious penalties. While most people think about the criminal aspect of these cases, the truth is that the more practical consequences of the civil penalties you face can be just as disruptive-if not more so. You need a strong, experienced DWI lawyer in Lake Jackson for both aspects of your case.
You have 15 days from your arrest to challenge your driver's license suspension, or else it will be automatically suspended. The time to take action is now. Our Lake Jackson criminal defense attorney can help you save your license. We encourage you to call JM Davis Law PLLC for a free case evaluation as soon as possible. With just 15 days to save your license, the time to act is now.
What Is an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Hearing?
Not only are you facing a criminal proceeding; there is also a second, civil proceeding against your driving privileges that will take place after a DUI / DWI arrest. This is known as an administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing. ALR hearings give you the chance to fight for your driver's license so you can stay on the road after refusing or failing a breath or blood test for an intoxication offense.
Driver's License Suspension Process in Texas
The Texas DWI license suspension process is fairly simple in most DWI cases. After a timely filed appeal, the burden of proof is on the state to prove two things in an administrative DWI license suspension:
- The officer had probable cause to stop you.
- You either tested 0.08% or higher on a chemical blood alcohol content (BAC) test.
- You had a drug in your body that caused impairment.
- You refused to provide a breath, blood, or urine sample upon request of the officer..
Call JM Davis Law PLLC for more information about ALR hearings and how to protect your license-dial (855) 390-0455 for a free case evaluation!