If you are served Notice of Suspension and do not schedule an ALR hearing within 15 days of your DWI arrest, the Texas Department of Public Safety will suspend your driving privileges. When you are arrested for DWI (driving while intoxicated), if you refuse to take a breath or blood test OR provide a breath sample that is reported as .08 or greater, the officer will take your driver's license and give you a piece of paper that is called a Notice of Suspension. You have 15 days from the date you receive this Notice to contact the Department of Public Safety and request a hearing to challenge your administrative license revocation. Failure to request a hearing will result in your license suspension going into effect 40 days after you received the notice of suspension (usually 40 days after your DWI arrest).
If you consent to a blood draw, Notice of Suspension will be mailed to you by DPS if the test result is .08 or greater. You only have 10 days to request a hearing when you receive the Notice in the mail.
Hamilton Grant PC can schedule your ALR hearing for you and can also represent you at your hearing in order to help you reach a positive outcome. Protecting your driving privileges is extremely important to our firm, and we will use our extensive knowledge and experience to fight for your driver's license.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) must prove at your ALR hearing that the police officer had a legal reason to come in contact with you, had probable cause to arrest you for DWI and you failed or refused chemical testing. If you are accused of failing the test, DPS must also prove that you had a breath or blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater. If you are accused of refusing chemical testing (a breath test or blood test) DPS must prove that the officer had probable cause to make a DWI arrest, that you were driving a vehicle in a public place and that you actually refused.
Fight your DWI charges and challenge your administrative license revocation with a skilled defense lawyer such as Deandra Grant at your side. You deserve aggressive representation, and you need it if you are to have a chance of keeping your driving privileges.
Contact Dallas County or Collin County ALR hearing lawyer Deandra M. Grant today to discuss your DWI defense.