Protecting Your Driving Privileges
In general, a person will lose his or her driver's license if convicted of a DWI in Texas. The length of suspension/revocation depends upon the specific circumstances of the case and may be anywhere from 3 to 24 months. This can make it very difficult to get to work, pick up your children from school, attend events and complete other necessary day-to-day activities.
Protecting your driving privileges requires that you request an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing within 15 days from the time you receive a notice of suspension/revocation. When faced with the possibility of license suspension, don't hesitate to secure dedicated representation.
You only have 15 days from the loss of your driving privileges to request an ALR hearing. If you are concerned about losing your license, contact experienced criminal defense lawyer, Anthony B. Cantrell, immediately.
What is an ALR Hearing?
Texas developed the Administrative License Revocation Program in order to more effectively manage the driver's license suspension or revocation process. During the ALR hearing, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will listen to testimony from both sides and issue certain findings based on the evidence presented. Their findings will usually dictate one of three outcomes:
- Complete suspension of driving privileges for a specified amount of time
- Issuance of an occupational license (also called hardship license) which gives the person limited driving privileges to and from work, school, the grocery store and other necessary places
- Reinstatement of a driver's license
At the Law Office of Anthony B. Cantrell , we encourage all of our clients to request an ALR hearing. During the hearing, we can test our potential trial arguments and cross examine police officers. We can also subpoena reports to learn more about the facts of the case and then use these facts to develop an altogether stronger defense.
An Experienced DWI Defense Lawyer
DWI attorney Anthony B. Cantrell has been committed to protecting clients' rights since founding our firm in 1989. He has received the AV Peer Review Rating* and is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law. When your driving privileges are at stake, put his experience and knowledge to work for you.
Contact a Driver's License Suspension/Revocation Attorney
Driver's license suspension/revocation is automatic if you fail a breathalyzer or refuse to take one. However, with early legal intervention, you may be able to prevent this from happening.
If you recently lost your driving privileges following a DWI / DUI charge in Bexar County, contact the Law Office of Anthony B. Cantrell as soon as possible. We will immediately begin working on your defense.
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