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Charged with DWI?
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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 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. 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. We 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.

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    “Pay them, be honest with them and communicate with them and they will fix your mistake. Plain and simple. Charged 1st DWI offense. Called in. Told them scenario. Worked with payment methods (very important) .I had numerous lawyers to choose from. 110% glad I chose Jarrod to represent and fight for me. Throughout whole process I had the utmost confidence in Mr. Smith and his work. the goal when we first met was to "get the DWI dismissed" and that is exactly what happened. mission accomplished. if you need a DWI removed call jarrod”

    Ronald D.

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    “A civil issue arose in Austin with a family member. We sought the advice of a well named Austin attorney. This unnamed attorney provided egregious legal advice. In court, a lifetime civil injunction was ruled by the judge on this non-criminal civil issue. Once learning of this judgement we immediately started looking for another attorney and found Brad Vinson, with Smith and Vinson. Simply put, Brad had this entire debacle reversed and a new judgement set for what is customarily ruled in similar cases. It didn't take long either. I only wish we had called Brad first. He's a real lawyer!”

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    “The absolute A-Team for DWI Defense. Period! When life-changing events occur, look no further. With brilliance and driven motivation, Brad and his team with see your case through with honesty and integrity.. trust me, I have first-hand knowledge. From day one I was treated with dignity and respect. We agreed to take my case to trial. NOT GUILTY!!!! If you’re on the ropes about considering to hire Smith & Vinson Law Firm please don’t hesitate to reach out to me personally! I’m their biggest fan!!!"”

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    “Brad was extremely professional throughout the entire process. He was direct and prompt in responding to my inquiries and I felt at ease knowing he was taking care of my case. I will definitely use Brad and his firm in the future and highly recommend them if you need an excellent defense attorney! Thanks Brad!”

    Andi

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