Helping You Avoid An Automatic Driver’s License Suspension And Revocation
You have 15 days from the date of your arrest for DWI to request an administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing with the Texas Department of Public Safety. If you do not request a hearing, your license will be suspended on the 40th day after your arrest. This means you cannot take your kids to school, drive to your job, run errands or get your family where they need to go. If you are facing license suspension or revocation, you need to talk to an experienced lawyer right away so you can have proper representation at your ALR hearing.
The Penalties For Failed Blood And Breath Tests
If you failed a breath or blood test, and your blood alcohol content (BAC) was .08 or higher, your license could be suspended for 90 days for your first DWI or one year on a subsequent DWI.
If you refused a breath test at the time of the arrest, your license could be suspended for 180 days for a first DWI or two years for a subsequent DWI.
Ryan R. Hill, Attorney at Law, has been helping people in Longview and the surrounding areas preserve their driving privileges for more than 25 years. Ryan R. Hill is well-known in the courts of East Texas and has attended many ALR hearings. He understands how to challenge blood and breath test results in and out of court. He and his team will fight the suspension of your license, or failing that, will help you get an occupational license so you can still go to work and take care of your family.
What Is The Difference Between My Court Date And An ALR Hearing?
Your administrative license revocation hearing is entirely separate from the DWI charge filed against you. An ALR hearing is handled by the department of public safety and is an administrative hearing. This hearing must be timely requested. Your first DWI court date is set at the time of your arrest.
During an ALR hearing, we have the opportunity to cross-examine the arresting police officer and assess the strength of the prosecution’s evidence against you. We will fight to keep your driving privileges and zealously represent you on your DWI case.