About ALR Hearings
DWI Lawyer in Houston
If you are charged with DWI, one of your first concerns may be whether or not you will be able to drive. Your driving privileges can affect your ability to earn a living or how you conduct your life, and I know these are extremely important to you. Aside from the criminal charges in a DWI case, you will also have to face an Administrative
License Revocation (ALR) hearing, an action taken by the Department of Public Safety (DPS). The sole purpose of this hearing is to determine whether or not your license will be suspended.
An ALR will have been trigged by one of two circumstances. Either you failed a breath or blood test, or you refused to submit to them when asked to do so by a police officer. When you were arrested for DWI, you should have been asked whether you wanted to do the tests and told what would occur if you declined to submit to them. You should have also been issued a Notice of Suspension of your driving privileges so that you were informed regarding your right to an ALR hearing. Using a
Houston DWI attorney is vital to ensure you are properly prepared for a successful ALR hearing.
Important Facts You Need to Know
Your license will be suspended if you do not request a hearing within 15 days of receiving your notice of suspension. As an experienced attorney, I know the importance of these hearings both to your driving privileges and to the criminal case ahead. I have the experience and skill necessary to give you the best possible chance to win your hearings.
These hearings also allow me to get an idea of the sort of evidence the prosecution plans to bring against you in your criminal case. I can obtain police reports and question police officers as to what occurred and what actions they took. Seeing the evidence allows me to better prepare for a winning defense on your behalf.
If you have been arrested for DWI and are concerned about your driving privileges,
contact a DWI lawyer in Houston
from my offices for experienced license suspension resolution.