ALR & License Suspension
Sugar Land DWI Defense Attorneys – 713.234.6065
After being arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas, the state’s Administration License Revocation (ALR) program
may suspend your driver’s license automatically. Even though this
is an administrative procedure separate from any criminal charges or proceedings,
a Sugar Land criminal defense attorney from Khawaja Law Firm can still
help you protect your driving privilege. Call
713.234.6065 to schedule a
free initial consultation to learn more.
The Usual ALR Process in Texas
There are generally three ways the ALR process will begin in Texas: you
refuse to take a mandatory blood or breath test after being arrested for
suspicion of a DWI; you fail a series of field sobriety tests during your
arrest; or you register a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08
or more during a blood or breath test.
The ALR process after it begins will include:
- You are notified that your license will be suspended due to one of the
- You have 15 days after receipt of the notice to ask for an ALR hearing.
If no hearing is scheduled, or if you schedule a hearing but cannot win
your argument, then your driver’s license will be revoked no later
than the 40th day after your arrest.
- If your license is revoked, you must eventually pay a $125 reinstatement
fee to regain it.
When you request an ALR hearing, the DMV will notify you of your scheduled
hearing date. Do not be surprised if it is scheduled several months from
now. The problem is you will still lose your driver’s license no
more than 40 days after your arrest. If this occurs, you will need to
request a temporary driving permit to allow you to drive to necessary
locations, like to and from work.
Use Our Legal Knowledge for Your ALR Hearing
In your ALR hearing, you need to argue why your license should not be suspended.
Effective arguments challenge your DWI arrest itself. This is where our
Sugar Land DWI defense lawyers shine. We can use much of the same tactics
and strategies we would use while defending you in criminal court to argue
your side in your ALR hearing.
To find out more,
contact us by dialing 713.234.6065 now.