Do I Need a Lawyer for an ALR Hearing?
If a law enforcement officer has reason to believe that a driver is operating their vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they will administer a series of field sobriety and/or chemical tests. Drivers who either refuse or fail these tests will be arrested for DWI and will then face a license suspension for a period of 90 days to two years. Drivers of commercial vehicles will have an automatic one-year suspension of their driving privileges, costing them their livelihood.
If this has happened to you, an attorney at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP may be able to help you get your license back – but only if you call us immediately after an arrest. Contact us at (214) 301-5007 to speak with a Dallas DWI lawyer as soon as possible.
Turn to Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP for Help with Your DWI Case
After being charged with a DWI in Texas, you will have 15 calendar days to contact the Department of Public Safety to request an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing, at which your license suspension can be contested. When you contact our firm, we can contact the TxDPS on your behalf and handle your hearing for you.
Why is it important to request a hearing? Consider these potential consequences:
- First-time offenders may face a suspension of 90-180 days after a failed breath test
- Offenders with one previous conviction within the past five years face a possible suspension of up to one year
- Individuals with two or more past convictions could lose their license for up to two years
Rely on Our Trusted Counsel
When you bring your DWI case to our firm, our goal is to present the strongest argument possible in defense of your right to drive. Our job is to show that you do not pose a danger on the road, and that suspending your driving privileges for an extended period would create significant hardship, such as making it difficult to get to work or school. As seasoned Dallas DWI defense attorneys, we are familiar with that strategies are most likely to succeed at an ALR hearing. You don’t have to go through this time alone. Trust in our DWI advocates to guide you through your case from start to finish.
Driving is an essential part of the daily lives of many Texans. If you are facing DWI charges in Texas, bring your case to Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP to begin working to protect your rights as a driver. Request a consultation with our firm to learn more about how we can help.