Save Your Driver’s License
Protect your driving privileges!
Driver’s license penalties are among the most troubling consequences that come with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) charges. As many people depend upon their ability to drive in order to work and complete daily tasks, the prospect of a license suspension can be devastating. If you or your loved one has recently been charged with a DWI, you must request an administrative hearing within 15 days to save your license.
Known as the Administrative License Revocation (ALR), this hearing is a civil administrative process overseen by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). The hearing is conducted independently from any criminal court proceedings. This means court proceedings will only concern whether or not you are guilty of a criminal offense and what penalties you may face. ALR hearings concern only your right to drive and hold no bearing on a criminal case.
The ALR Hearing
When you are charged with a DWI, you may be eligible to request an ALR hearing to contest the suspension of your driver’s license. If the hearing is requested within 15 days, you will receive a letter from the DPS notifying you of the date, time, and location of your hearing. Any requests made after this 15-day deadline will be denied, and license suspensions will be enacted as scheduled. Hearings will be conducted by the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
ALR hearings are an excellent opportunity for you to present evidence and facts in your favor that challenge the validity of your suspension. In addition to providing experienced representation during criminal proceedings, Attorney Billy Skinner can also represent you during these administrative hearings. Having protected the driving privileges of numerous clients throughout the years, Attorney Skinner is able to challenge DWI evidence to fight for your license.
Act Fast – Contact a Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
By having a proven Houston DWI attorney on your side, you can be better situated to present your case during an ALR hearing and protect your driver’s license. Should the opportunity or need arise, Attorney Billy Skinner can also assist you in obtaining an occupational license that will allow you to retain your driving privileges for school or work purposes only. Should you choose to work with our firm, you will also receive the support and representation you need during all criminal court proceedings related to your case.
As the ALR hearing must be requested within 15 days, and because time will only improve the strength of your defense, we strongly encourage you to reach out to our firm as soon as possible. Take preemptive measure to protect your license and contact a Houston criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Billy Skinner today.