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Administrative License Revocation Hearings

Serving Clients in the Greater Austin Area

In the state of Texas, if you fail to submit to a blood or breath test after you have been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), your license can be suspended for up to 2 years. The Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Program is a civil administrative process that is separate from criminal court proceedings. The ALR Program is intended for people who have been arrested for DWI or Boating While Intoxicated (BWI), and refused to take or failed a blood or breath test.

It should be pointed out that you only have 15 days to request an ALR hearing after you have been arrested for DWI. Because of this, it is important that you consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, our team of Austin DWI lawyers are here to fight for you rights. We have the skills and knowledge that you will need to get through your ALR hearing.

Call (512) 359-3743 to get legal assistance from our Austin DWI attorneys today.

Why Do I Need an ALR Hearing?

In short, you need to request your ALR as soon as possible if you want to have a chance to save your license from being suspended. Requesting an ALR hearing will force the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to have to prove they have an actual case against you. DPS will need to demonstrate that the officer who arrested you for DWI had reasonable suspicion or probable cause to initiate the arrest.

How to Win an ALR Hearing

If DPS is unable to establish strong reasoning for your arrest, you can win your ALR hearing by default.

However, winning your hearing will require the skills and resources of an experienced law firm. This is why it is important to hire a lawyer who has a solid track record when it comes to DWI cases.

If you did not submit to chemical testing, DPS will need to prove the following things:

  • The existence of reasonable suspicion or probable cause for your arrest
  • There was probable cause to make the officer believe you were operating your vehicle in a public area while intoxicated
  • When you were placed under arrest, there was a proper request for you to submit to chemical testing
  • You refused the officer’s request for chemical testing

If you failed a blood or breath test, DPS will need to prove the following:

  • You had a BAC of .08 or higher when you were operating your vehicle
  • The existence of probable cause or suspicion for you being stopped by police

Talk With Our Austin DWI Attorneys

We are here to assist you through the entire ALR process to ensure that your rights and interest are fully protected. Our skilled attorneys have a stellar record trying DWI cases throughout Texas. Our Austin DWI lawyers can create and walk you through a customized legal strategy designed to maximize the results of your case. Let us put our skills to work for you today.

Contact us to get Administration License Revocation help in Austin and surrounding areas. Call us at (512) 359-3743!

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  • Smith and Vinson are absolutely incredible! They go above and beyond to help their clients and have a track record of success in getting cases dismissed. Their aggressive approach and unwavering dedication make them stand out from the rest.
    - Linda W.
  • What sets this firm apart is their unwavering dedication to their clients. They listen attentively, provide clear guidance, and approach every case with the utmost diligence. Their attention to detail is truly impressive, and they leave no stone unturned.
    - Former Client
  • When in battle you need people by your side who are fierce enough to face the opposition with you. Brad and Jarod far exceeded my expectations with their passion for winning and attention to detail.
    - Nikki C.
  • After the Jury was selected, the first witness was called to the stand, and Brad and Jarrod imploded the State's case. Moments later, the case was dismissed. I couldn't be any more thankful for Smith & Vinson.
    - Former Client

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      This was the 2nd time we tried this case. First one ended in a mistrial last year. 911 caller reported 2 people leaving a restaurant belligerent and stumbling. Officer arrived on scene, conducted field sobriety tests and arrested client for DWI. Client refused to provide a sample. Warrant was obtained and blood came back a .22.

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      Our client was arrested after two girls he met online turned out to be underage. He was charged with four counts of sex assault of a child. The State interviewed the girls and obtained incriminating cell phone evidence, as well as evidence of drug use. The DA’s Office aggressively prosecuted this case and sought prison time.

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      Our client was a mother who had allowed her adult son and family to move in with her due to some hardship. After a family dinner a heated discussion between our client and her daughter in law turned into a physical altercation.

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      Our client was charged with felony Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon for allegedly pulling a boxcutter out during an altercation with another man. Our client had no prior contact with law enforcement. We thoroughly investigated the other party, and found that he had a history of violence and assault.

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      Our client was accused of attacking another man on two separate occasions, once with his hands and once with a knife in our client’s home. Our client had told the man to stay away from his family because the man had made romantic advances toward his wife, but the man persisted. Our client was charged with both misdemeanor Assault and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

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