Houston Suspended Driver's License Attorney
Are You Afraid of Losing Your License After a DWI?
After being charged with DWI, you are really facing two separate legal matters, both of which are critical to your freedom. Under Texas law, a driver charged with a misdemeanor or felony DWI faces an immediate driver's license suspension in addition to the criminal proceeding. To appeal the suspension or fight for reinstatement of your driving privileges, you have only 15 days to schedule an administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing with the Department of Public Safety. For many first-time DWI offenders, the ALR hearing carries the potential of a harsher punishment than the criminal trial. The loss of a driver's license generally has a direct impact on the job and the family.
To appeal your suspended driver's license after a DWI charge, you have only 15 calendar days to schedule your ALR hearing with the Department of Public Safety. If you miss the deadline, you will forfeit your right to fight for lifting the automatic suspension forever. Our firm has handled thousands of ALR hearings. We know what we're doing and we can help you stay on the road.
Although you aren't required to have an attorney represent you at the ALR hearing, it will be your first opportunity to present legal evidence in your favor. The hearing will be conducted much like the criminal trial, including challenging evidence such as probable cause for making the traffic stop and the BAC test results. Criminal defense attorney Joseph Salhab has earned the AV rating* and has extensive experience in handling DWI and ALR hearings successfully. The way we approach things, your ALR hearing is often our first step toward having you cleared of drunk driving charges.
Texas Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Nearly a Quarter Century of DWI and ALR Hearing Experience
Contact us as soon as possible after being charged with DWI. Attorney Joseph Salhab is a Texas board-certified criminal law specialist. Since 1988, we have helped thousands of Texas drivers through the trouble that a DWI charge brings. Let us make sure you have the representation you need.
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