Dallas ALR Hearings
Ask a Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney for Help at Your Hearing
Charges of a DWI are no laughing matter, and they are certainly nothing to be put off in hopes that it will simply go away with time. If you are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, you will be asked to run through several field sobriety tests, along with blood & breath tests to check your blood alcohol concentration. If you fail these tests and the officer believes that there is probable reason to believe that you have been operating while under the influence, you will be arrested and charged with a DWI. Your troubles, however, have only just begun. Therefore, it is imperative that you retain the services of a Dallas criminal defense lawyer as quickly as possible.
About Administrative License Revocation
Through the ALR process, an officer may accuse you of drunk driving and after your license has been confiscated, you will need to take steps to gain back your ability to drive. From the moment that your license is revoked and you are issued a temporary driving permit, you will have 15 days to request an ALR hearing. If you do not request a hearing then a license suspension will be issues on the 40th day after the date the original notice was served on.
This hearing can be held either in person or per teleconference, and will be administered by an Administrative Law Judge. If the judge finds that there was reasonable cause to believe that you were indeed guilty of the charges held against you, you will have your driver's license suspended. There are many ways that a drunk driving conviction can be damaging and the loss of driving privileges through a suspension or revocation are just another one of those ways.
Representation from a Dallas DWI Attorney
At D'Amore Law Firm, we have seen the confusion that accompanies entanglements with the law. Many times, mistakes are made simply because people just don't know any better. For example, if you fail to request a hearing, you will completely lose your chance to fight the license suspension. You need to be confident that you are receiving the comprehensive legal guidance that you deserve. By working with our firm, you can breathe easier knowing that you will be successfully guided through all the necessary steps, your rights and future always protected as best as we possibly can. Contact us today for skilled representation!