In Texas, your driver's license can be suspended or revoked as an administrative penalty for driving while intoxicated (DWI). The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) issues license suspensions if they receive a notice from Texas law enforcement of the arrest.
According to the DPS, first-time DWI offenders may face the following administrative penalties:
The Texas DPS is required to notify individuals of their license suspension by way of letter. DPS will use the address that they have on file, so be sure that your address is current. To reinstate your driver's license after a suspension or revocation, you can go through the License Eligibility Division of the Texas DPS. This online service allows a person to pay suspension fees and track your eligibility status.
If you have been arrested for DWI, you have the ability to contest your license suspension. You can request an administrative hearing with DPS, however you only have 15 days to request this hearing. If you fail to request this hearing within 15 days, you forego their right to contest a suspension and your license will go into automatic suspension status.
The administrative license revocation (ALR) process in Texas has these steps:
In some cases, the Texas DPS allows individuals to appeal the administrative decision to suspend their license. A Houston DWI attorney from The Law Offices of Ned Barnett can accompany you to either the administrative license suspension hearing or your suspension/revocation appeal. We are prepared to fight for Houston residents who are facing license suspension, and can also assist clients with getting their driving privileges reinstated after a suspension or revocation.
Are you looking for an attorney who can help you with your license suspension and can assist with reinstatement? Ned Barnett can fight for you.
Losing your right to drive can be devastating. It can harm your ability to commute to work, run errands, take your children to and from school, and more. If there is a way you can preserve or restore you driving privileges, my firm can help you find it. Receive an evaluation of your case by contacting The Law Offices of Ned Barnett today.
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