For many drivers, one of the most stressful things about a DWI arrest is their driver's license. We all rely on our driver's license to do what we need to do and go where we need to go. When you're charged with a DWI, you might think that all hope is lost. However, our Austin criminal defense attorneys explain how an attorney can help you keep your license after a drunk driving arrest.
Can an Attorney Help Me Keep My License Following a DWI Arrest?
Yes, an attorney can help you keep your license following a DWI arrest. There are a number of different ways to fight a license suspension, including fighting the charges against you, negotiating a plea resolution, and petitioning for a restricted license. The best way to keep your license following a DWI arrest is by aggressively fighting all angles of the charges to reach the best possible resolution.
Challenging Dwi Charges to Keep Your License
One type of DWI license suspension results automatically from a conviction for the DWI charge. A standard license suspension for a first drunk driving offense can be as much a 90 days. However, if you're not convicted of the charges, there is no suspension. Aggressively fighting the merits of the DWI charge, or negotiating a favorable plea agreement, may save you from an automatic DWI license suspension.
Asking for a Hearing About the Breath or Blood Test
Many DWI license suspensions occur because of the driver's refusal to take a blood or breath test at the time of the arrest. Even if you're ultimately not convicted of DWI, you may still receive a suspension for refusing the chemical test. However, if you work quickly after the DWI arrest, you can demand a hearing about the refusal. Ultimately, challenging the breath or blood test refusal can save your driver's license.
Petitioning for a Restricted License
If you have a license suspension because of a DWI arrest, there's a chance that you may qualify for limited driving privileges. There are a number of things you need to do in order to qualify for limited driving privileges. While there are still some limitations, a restricted license may allow you to continue to work during the period of suspension.
Austin Criminal Defense Attorneys for Dwi License Defense
Are you facing DWI charges? Our Austin criminal defense attorneys can help you fight for your license. It's important to work quickly.
Call us today (512) 359-3743 to talk about your situation and learn how we can help protect your future.