From the moment a person is arrested for DWI in Texas, there are two matters that must be addressed as soon as possible: the criminal case and the administrative license revocation (ALR) case with DPS regarding your driving privileges. The ALR hearing must be requested within 15 days or it is waived and your license will be suspended. Hire us immediately, so that we can request a hearing to contest the suspension of your driving privileges. Contrary to popular belief, you do not “automatically” lose your driver’s license after being arrested for DWI. You have important rights at your disposal and they should be exercised. We’ve helped hundreds of clients avoid any license suspension following their DWI charge. In addition to potentially saving your license, the ALR hearing can be used as a discovery tool to obtain important documents and to have an opportunity to cross-examine, under oath, the officers involved with your case. Transcripts of the officers’ sworn testimony at the ALR can later be used to impeach the officers at the criminal trial if their testimony changes over time. Sometimes evidence obtained at the ALR hearing can even lead to dismissal of the criminal case. Never waive your right to a hearing.
Also, if your license is already suspended, or even if you’ve never had a license, you can still request a hearing in order to take advantage of the discovery process.
Call a Houston DWI lawyer today to preserve your right to contest your license suspension.