Houston Lawyer for Administrative License Revocation – ALR
First and foremost, we know how important a driver’s license is to our clients. Living in a city like Houston, it is almost impossible to get around and do the things we need to do on a daily basis without a valid driver’s license.
Normally when someone is arrested for DWI or any other intoxicated related charge, there is a separate driver’s license case that needs to be challenged. Whether you gave a breath or blood test or refused to give a breath or blood test, the Department of Public Safety will automatically suspend your license unless you or your lawyer timely requests a hearing to challenge that automatic suspension. CAUTION! You have only 15 days from the date of your arrest to request this hearing. If the hearing is not requested timely, you will automatically lose your driver’s license on the 40th day after your arrest for DWI.
The challenge to this automatic suspension is handled by an administrative law judge in a different court than where your DWI is being handled. The hearing is called an Administration License Revocation hearing and it is incredibly important to the defense of your DWI case. Having a competent attorney representing you at this hearing can be the difference in you winning or losing your driver’s license and potentially your DWI case.
Through our years of experience, we have found that the information that we learn during the ALR hearing can often lead to the DWI portion of the case being dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. We are able to question the arresting officers about the facts of the arrest without them having the benefit of being “coached” by the district attorney that is handling the case prior to your jury trial. Unfortunately, many attorneys don’t take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the facts of you case.