In Texas, if you’re arrested for driving while intoxicated, you will receive an administrative suspension of your driver’s license. The suspension is separate from the penalties imposed if you’re found guilty of driving while intoxicated. Despite your criminal case not being resolved, you could lose your driving privileges. Driving is a necessary component of life. Without a driver’s license, you won’t be able to drive to work or drop your kids off at school. Not having a driver’s license will certainly put additional stress on an already stressful situation. YOU CAN FIGHT BACK! You can contest your driver’s license suspension! You do this through a hearing, and you should hire an attorney to help you through this process.
At the Aulbaugh Law Firm, James understands the hardships of not being able to drive due to a driver’s license suspension. James will fight to protect your driving privileges.
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How Long Is A Driver’s License Suspension due to a DWI Arrest in Texas?
Factors that determine how long your driver’s license is suspended after a DWI arrest:
- Blood alcohol concentration level
- Refusal of a breath or blood test
- Whether you have a commercial driver’s license
21 Years of Age and Over
If you refused to take a blood or breath test after your DWI arrest, your driver’s license could be suspended for:
- 180 days for a first time offender
- 2 Years for a second refusal within 10 years of the previous
If you took a breath or blood test and your BAC was .08 or higher, your driver’s license could be suspended for:
- 90 days for a first time offender
- 1 year for a second time offender
If you are under 21 years of age and refused to take a breath or blood test, your driver’s license could be suspended for:
- 180 days for a first time offender
- 2 years for a second time offender
If you took a breath or blood test and had any detectable amount of alcohol in your system, your driver’s license could be suspended for:
- 60 days for a first time offender
- 120 days for previously failing or refusing a breath or blood test
- 180 days for 2 or more previous suspensions for failing or refusing a breath or blood test or convictions for an alcohol-related offense
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After being arrested for DWI, an officer will confiscate your driver’s license and give you a temporary driving permit and a notice of suspension. To contest your driver’s license suspension, you must request a hearing within 15 days of receiving the notice. Failure to do so will result in an automatic suspension of your driver’s license 40 days after your arrest.
At the hearing, you have the opportunity to present evidence supporting your assertion that the suspension of your driving privileges is not warranted. An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will determine whether or not the suspension should be upheld. The ALJ decision may also be appealed.
James Aulbaugh, your Dallas driver’s license suspension attorney, is here to guide you through the hearing process. We handle everything, from presenting evidence at your hearing to filing an appeal.
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