After being arrested for DWI, you have 15 days to take action to protect your driver’s license by requesting an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Hearing. It is extremely important that you request your hearing on time, or your license will be automatically suspended. To ensure you request your hearing on time and have capable, aggressive representation, you will need the support of an experienced DWI attorney at Tyler Flood & Associates.
While the ALR hearing is considered a civil administrative process that does not affect your DWI criminal court case, it is still important as it determines whether a license suspension should be upheld or overturned. An experienced lawyer will be able to represent your interests in the hearing, defending your rights and your license.
By requesting a hearing, you are essentially requiring the Texas Department of Public Safety to prove that your DWI arrest was valid. The Department of Public Safety will have an attorney present, which makes it all the more difficult to represent yourself, rather than seeking the counsel of a legal expert. Having the legal support of a lawyer who is well-versed in Texas DWI law greatly increases your chances to save your license.
What Happens at an ALR Hearing?
In the event that you refused to submit to a blood or breath test, the Department of Public Safety must prove that there was reasonable suspicion or probable cause to stop or arrest you. They will also need to show probable cause existed to believe you drove in a public place while intoxicated, that you were arrested and properly requested to submit to blood or breath testing, and that you refused the test.
However, if you failed the breath or blood test, the Texas Department of Public Safety must prove that you had a BAC of .08 or higher while you were driving in public. They must also show that there was probable cause or reasonable suspicion to stop you.
Depending on the circumstances of your arrest and your history, you could face license suspension for 90 days or up to 2 years, if you fail to succeed in your ALS hearing. Don’t be caught off-guard, know your rights and ensure that they are properly protected by seeking legal counsel prior to your ALR hearing.
The DWI attorneys at Tyler Flood & Associates have handled thousands of ALR hearings and have a success rate of approximately 95%. You can rest easy knowing you are well taken care of. We are confident we have the legal skills and knowledge to defend and represent you at your ALR hearing.
Contact Tyler Flood & Associates to defend your driver’s license, today.