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What Does ALR Suspension Failure Mean?

Whether you failed a post-arrest breath or blood test or refused to take one, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended your driver’s license for up to two years (or a minimum 90 days). Fortunately, you have 15 days from the date of your DWI arrest to request an administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing to contest the suspension, putting it on hold until the 41st day after the Department of Public Safety (DPS) receives your request.

If you are interested in getting your driving privileges back after a DWI arrest in Texas, let our Dallas ALR hearing attorneys at Scott H. Palmer, P.C. can guide you through the ALR hearing process while protecting your rights and future. We understand how important it is to have the ability to drive, which why we are committed to getting you back on the road as soon as possible.

Do not hesitate to contact our Dallas ALR hearing lawyers at (214) 891-3382 today to discuss your case.

What Happens at an ALR Hearing in Texas?

At an ALR hearing, an administrative law judge will look at the evidence from your DWI arrest and determine whether your driver’s license should be revoked or not. Remember, this hearing is separate from your criminal court hearing.

The state will provide its evidence to prove your driver’s license should remain suspended. You and your attorney have the chance to provide your own evidence to rescind the suspension.

If you failed a post-arrest chemical test, DPS must prove the following:

  • The arresting officer had reasonable suspicion to pull you over and probable cause to arrest you for drunk driving.
  • Your BAC was at .08 percent or over the legal limit.

If you refused to take a post-arrest chemical test, the DPS must prove the following:

  • The arresting officer had reasonable suspicion to pull you over and probable cause to arrest you for drunk driving.
  • You were lawfully arrested for drunk driving
  • You were asked to take a breath or blood test
  • You refused to take a breath or blood test

If you and your attorney are able to prove the arresting officer failed to establish reasonable suspicion or probable cause to make an arrest, then your arrest would be considered unlawful, which means any evidence of intoxicated collected at the scene could be thrown out of court. Since the ALR hearing is not a criminal hearing, you won’t have the opportunity to ask the court to appoint you a lawyer.

Schedule a Consultation for Your ALR Hearing Case

Without your driving privileges, commuting to work or school, making important appointments, or taking care of household tasks will be extremely difficult. Our Dallas ALR hearing lawyers are ready to do whatever it takes to get your driver’s license back and prepare for you for criminal court.

Call (214) 891-3382 for more information about our legal services with our Dallas ALR hearing attorneys.

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