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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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