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If you’ve been charged with a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) offense in Texas, the State will move to suspend your Texas Driver’s License or driving privileges 15 days from the date of your arrest.
In addition to a criminal proceeding, if you’ve been charged with a DWI, Texas has a completely unrelated administrative process labeled as the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) program. The ALR Program applies to individuals arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) and refuse to take or fail a blood or breath test.
Individuals who refuse or fail a blood or breath test following an arrest for DWI may have their driver’s license suspended from 90 days to 2 years. Refusal or failure of this test will also result in an automatic one-year disqualification for individuals with a commercial driver license.
In certain circumstances, individuals may be eligible to request a hearing for an administrative license revocation (ALR) to contest the suspension of their driver license. If the request is submitted within the required 15 days, Texas Department of Public Safety will send a letter to the individual to the address on record. The letter will provide the date, time and location of the hearing. Requests made after the required 15 days will be denied.
The Santos Law Firm, PLLC is ready and willing to represent and defend your rights in both the DWI criminal proceeding and the administrative process. After careful examination of facts and circumstances, a personal strategic legal plan shall be executed aggressively as part of our mission to obtain the best favorable result for each and every client.