Was your driver's license suspended for refusing or failing a breath test? You have only 15 days to request a hearing to save your driver's license from suspension. It is important to call an experienced attorney who will act quickly on your behalf. At The Clark Law Firm, we can advise you of the options and strategies available to minimize the long-term collateral consequences.
Don't Let Your License Get Revoked Without A Fight
Do not let your case be jeopardized by failing to act quickly. A license suspension could affect not only you and your employment, but also any family obligations you may have. Act now to protect your rights.
For a free initial consultation with our experienced DWI defense lawyer, contact our law firm in Fort Worth today.
Penalties On Your Driver's License
Texas laws call for strict penalties against drivers who have failed a Breathalyzer test or have refused to submit to a breath test. In addition to facing criminal DWI/DUI charges, individuals who fail or refuse a Breathalyzer test will automatically have their license suspended/revoked:
- Breath test failure: First-offense DWI (in the last 10 years) will result in the individual's license being revoked for 90 days. A second or subsequent offense (in the last 10 years) will result in license suspension for 1 year.
- Breath test refusal: First-offense refusal (in the last 10 years) will result in license suspension for 180 days. A second or subsequent offense will result in the license being revoked for 2 years.
Exercise Your Right To Challenge License Suspension/Revocation In Texas
You have a right to challenge the suspension of your driver's license. However, you must move quickly to take advantage of this right. Your driving privileges are not handled during criminal proceedings resulting from your DWI arrest. In fact, your license will be automatically suspended unless you request a separate hearing within 15 days of being arrested. This hearing is called an administrative license revocation (ALR) proceeding, which is separate from the criminal law proceeding.
Our DWI defense attorney has the experience, skill and determination to provide you with a vigorous defense at the administrative license revocation proceeding, as well as in criminal law proceedings. We aggressively challenge the probable cause for the traffic stop and all other procedural matters surrounding the arrest — all in order to seek the most favorable possible outcome for you.
Protect Your Rights. Preserve Your Driving Privileges.
In today's society, driving is essential to getting to work and accomplishing simple daily tasks. It can be nearly impossible to function normally without your driving privileges.
Take steps now to keep your driver's license intact. Contact our DUI defense lawyer via email or by phone at 817-717-1051 or 866-941-2598 for a free initial consultation and a thorough case evaluation.