When you are arrested for the offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas, you face two cases—one against the State of Texas for your liberty and another against the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) for your driving privileges. This blog post concerns the latter.
Under Texas law, DPS can subject your driver's license to an administrative suspension following your arrest for DWI. The length of this administrative suspension depends on whether you refused or provided specimen to law enforcement on the date of your arrest and on whether your driver's license has previously been suspended or disqualified for previous alcohol or drug-related contacts.
You can fight this administrative suspension by requesting an administrative law hearing (ALR) within the fifteen days of the date on which you receive (or are presumed to receive) notice of suspension.
Vela Law Firm, PLLC has successfully represented thousands of clients at ALR hearings across the State of Texas. In so doing, we've brought peace of mind and a protected driving record to our clients. If you or someone you know is facing an administrative driver's license suspension following an arrest for DWI, contact Vela Law Firm, PLLC online or at (346) 444-8352 to discuss the circumstances of your case and how we may be able to help.