Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Hearings
From the time you are arrested, you have 20 days to request an administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing or you will face an automatic license suspension. In actuality, however, a suspension begins 40 days after the arrest, unless you contest the suspension. In the hearing, the defendant is not required to be present, and while police officers can be subpoenaed, the defendant needs to pay the subpoena fee. The hearing is essentially a traffic ticket hearing.
It may be possible to show there was no probable cause for a stop and arrest, in which case the case will be dismissed and you can keep your license. The ALR hearing is the first opportunity for an experienced attorney to determine whether it is beneficial to go to trial.
If You Need A Temporary Or Occupational Driver’s License
Even if you lose the ALR hearing, it is possible to obtain an Occupational Driver’s License (ODL). As such, the ALR is essentially a practice run of the criminal case.
If you are working through any ALR hearing, it is important to retain the expertise of an experienced lawyer.
Attorney Jack Byno leads our team with over 20 years of experience. You cannot put your problem in better hands than mine. We are prepared to bring experience and comprehensive knowledge to help you reach a best-possible resolution to any ALR hearing.
Contact me, a Dallas-Fort Worth DWI attorney, today for a consultation about DWIs. We represent clients in Tarrant County, Dallas County, Denton County, Collin County and cities throughout North Texas.
Fines and court costs are not included in fees for legal representation.