Why is an ALR Hearing Important?
The ALR Hearing can save your license.
There are two cases they need to be concerned with when arrested for DWI. The first is the DWI charge and the second involves your driver’s license. The arresting officer should have given you paperwork regarding your license and your right to drive called a DIC-25 Notice of Suspension and Temporary Driving Permit. This paperwork is not very clear and implies that your license will automatically be suspended. However, this is incorrect and you can save your license with an ALR Hearing
You Can Request an Administrative License Revocation Hearing
The Notice of Suspension and Temporary Driving Permit states that you have 15 days from your arrest to request an ALR hearing on your driver’s license suspension. If you don’t request a hearing, the Texas Department of Public Safety will suspend your license. If you do request a hearing, it will be up to a Judge at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (“SOAH”) to decide whether your license should be suspended.
You Have a 15 Day Deadline
You only have 15 days from the date of your arrest to request the hearing. Contact us immediately to discuss the proper way to request an ALR Hearing or have us handle it for you.
Why else is the ALR Hearing Important?
Since the ALR Hearing is a civil proceeding, your lawyers are entitled to discovery and are allowed to subpoena witnesses. Through this discovery, we get access to paperwork we normally would not get. In most cases, we subpoena the officers involved in your case and have them give live testimony. Since this occurs before the District Attorney’s Office is involved, we can cross-examine officers before the DA’s can prepare them. As you might guess, unprepared witnesses often say the strangest things and these comments can benefit your defense. Since this testimony is given under oath, it can be used to help you with your DWI charge. This means that if the officer can’t remember important details or says something that is incorrect, we can take a transcript of his testimony and present that to the District Attorney. We have used these procedures to get dismissals for many clients.
Call Clyde W. Burleson to Handle Your ALR Hearing and Save Your License
Call him directly on his cell 713-628-1503 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is Clyde’s direct line and you will speak with him immediately!