Texas Driver License

Can I Get A Lawyer for My ALR Hearing?

Yes you can. In fact, we strongly recommend it. An experienced DWI lawyer serving as your chief advocate in the courts guarantees that you’re using the best strategy for dealing with such a sensitive situation. Having the right to drive is important in Houston, the last thing you’ll need is your Texas Driver License suspended. It may result in jail.

Experienced legal representation also helps at avoiding the costly mistakes that are apparent when attempting to represent one’s self, or when being represented by a novice. Even lawyers subjected to criminal accusations decline to represent themselves in court.

Is My Texas Driver License Suspended if it’s Confiscated by Police?

The only time HPD or any other law enforcement agency will (generally) take your Texas Driver License is if you refused consent to a blood draw. If they took your license it isn’t immediately suspended.

However, if you’re stopped by HCSO or HPD, and don’t have your license on you while driving, you’ll likely be taken to jail for identification purposes in which matters can only escalate for a negative end.

Your Texas Driver License isn’t officially suspended until you receive, by mail, an official letter titled “Notice of Suspension”. Once you get this notice you’ll have roughly 15 days to challenge the suspension via a process referred to as an ALR (Administrative License Revocation) hearing.

If you neglect to challenge the suspension of your driving privilege it will take effect within roughly 30-40 days of the date on the Notification of Suspension letter.