Protecting Your Driver’s License From Suspension Is Critical
Were you arrested for DWI? There are steps you must take immediately to make sure that you have every opportunity to avoid driver’s license suspension and criminal penalties.
It is best to work with an experienced drunk driving defense lawyer to protect your rights. Sylvia A. Cavazos is a former prosecutor who knows how the state pursues DWI and license suspensions. Call her office in San Antonio at 210-468-1130 for a free consultation.
You Must Act Quickly to Fight License Suspension
After a DWI arrest in Texas, your license is immediately threatened. You only have 15 days from the date the notice of suspension was received (your arrest date) to request an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Hearing. Otherwise, your license and driving privileges will be suspended 40 days from the date of arrest.
For a first offense, you will receive a mandatory 90-day license suspension if you submit to a breath or blood test and your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 percent or higher. You will receive a mandatory 180-day license suspension if you refuse to submit to a breath or blood test.
If your license is suspended, Ms. Cavazos can request an occupational driver’s license. This will enable you to drive to your place of employment, school, post office and other locations where you can conduct household duties. Occupational license hearings are held separately from your criminal case. She will prepare the essential documents and forms, and will explain the Department of Public Safety’s requirements for obtaining your occupational license.
An Attorney’s Representation Can Make the Difference
Ms. Cavazos knows the criminal and administrative procedures for DWI and license suspensions. You can rely on her experience. For a free one-hour consultation, call 210-468-1130 or contact the firm online.