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DWI License Suspension in Houston

Contact Our ALR Hearing Attorneys & Protect Your Driver’s License

Your criminal case is just one side of a driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest. The other side is the suspension of your driver’s license. This is a civil case based on your refusal or failure of a breath/blood test administered to determine your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) after a DWI arrest. Once arrested, you have only 15 days to request an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing to challenge the suspension of your license. If you fail to request a hearing in time, you lose your right to challenge suspension.

When you involve our firm early enough, we will request your ALR hearing for you. We will prepare you and your case for this hearing, doing everything in our power to fight the suspension of your driver’s license. This is a key part of our DWI defense counsel and we will treat it as seriously as we treat your criminal case. As Houston DWI attorneys with considerable experience in ALR hearings and criminal trials, we will use every tool at our disposal to protect your interests.

Contact Thiessen Law Firm online or call us at (713) 999-3959 today for a free, confidential consultation regarding your ALR hearing and DWI charge.

ALR Hearings & License Suspension for Houston DWI Arrests

If you are arrested for DWI in Houston, you may face license suspension for one of two reasons:

  • Refusing a breath or blood test: If you refused to take a breath or blood test after your arrest, you may face license suspension for 180 days – for a first offense. A second offense may result in a 2-year suspension.
  • Failing a breath or blood test: If you took a breath or blood test and had a result of .08 or greater, above the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle, you may face license suspension for 90 days for a first offense, or 1 year for a second offense.

ALR hearings are overseen by Administrative Law Judges. They are conducted independently from criminal DWI cases, and you need an attorney who understands these specific civil proceedings if you are to persevere. Our Houston ALR hearing lawyers know what it takes to challenge license suspension based off BAC test refusals or “failures.” We are prepared to put this experience to work for you.

Let us fight for your license. Call (713) 999-3959 today to get started – before the 15-day window passes you by.




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