In the event of a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) arrest and charge in Texas, not only are you facing a conviction that
includes jail time and fines, but also license suspension. Not being able
to drive your vehicle to work, to school, or to conduct day-to-day activities
can make life extremely difficult. However, there is a chance you may
be able to recover your driving privileges – in a limited capacity.
The Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Program is a civil administrative
process is not associated with criminal court proceedings. The ALR Program
applies to individuals arrested for DWI and Boating While Intoxicated (BWI).
If you fail a breath or blood test, or you refuse to submit to one upon
getting pulled over for DWI, a police officer will take your driver’s
license and issue you a
40-day temporary driving permit.
Next, you have
15 days from the date of your arrest to challenge your pending ALR license suspension
and request a hearing. If you do not request a hearing within the appropriate
amount of time, your license will be suspended after 40 days.
If your request is received in time, the Texas Department of Public Safety
(DPS) will mail you a letter which includes your hearing date, time, and
location. If you fail to request a hearing in a timely manner, you will
receive a denial notice in the mail.
Your best chance to get your driving privileges back is to obtain legal
representation from an experienced DWI lawyer. At the
Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, our El Paso attorney understands what it takes to reinstate your license
after a DWI charge or help you obtain a restricted occupational license
or hardship driver’s license.
Do not hesitate to
contact us and request a
free consultation today.