DWI Administrative License Revocation Hearing in Texas
“…You only have 15 days from the date of your DWI arrest to save your Texas Driver’s License…”
Most people don’t realize that there is a criminal trial and a civil trial for Texas DWI cases.
Texas residents have a civil contract with the State that allows them to be licensed to drive.
When you get arrested for driving while intoxicated a civil case ensues to determine if you can keep your Texas Driver’s License.
Here a Dallas Attorney explains the process.
Call (469) 718-2020 to speak to a DWI Attorney in Dallas, Tx.
Quick video to talk about the ALR Hearing in Texas.
Texas ALR Hearing
A Texas DWI results in both a criminal charge and a civil proceeding against the arrested driver’s driving privileges in the State of Tx.
This is called the Administrative License Revocation, or ALR Hearing.
ALR driver’s license suspensions are automatic unless you request a hearing within 15 days from the date of your DWI arrest.
When making a DWI arrest, police officers are required to take possession of any Texas Driver’s License, and issue you a temporary driving permit that expires on the 41st day after it has been issued.
A request for an ALR hearing will delay any ALR sanctions that take place.
This is why it is important to hire a DWI law firm as soon as possible after your arrest, and it’s also why many criminal attorney will advise that you only have 15 days from the date of your DWI arrest to save your Texas Driver’s License.
Call our office today for a free consultation: (469) 718-2020.
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