Administrative License Revocation Hearing
Defend Your License After a DWI Arrest in Sugar Land
There are a few ways that you could lose your license or have your license suspended, but the most serious offense and one that holds the longest suspensions is a driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest or failure to adhere to a breath or blood test. After an arrest, you will have your license immediately suspended pending an administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing. These hearings, known as administrative license revocation hearings, completely separate from your criminal trial.
What Happens at an ALR Hearing?
At an ALR hearing, you will get the opportunity to defend your driving privileges and potentially retain your license. Even though this is not a criminal trial, it is important that you work with a Sugar Land defense attorney before entering this administrative process. At Stornello Law Firm, P.C., we stand ready to provide you with the best possible legal counsel for your case.
After a DWI arrest, you have to submit a request for a hearing within 15 days to the proper ALR office. The hearing may be conducted in person or over the phone and the hearing itself could potentially occur 120 days after the initial arrest. Issues addressed at the hearing will include your breath and blood test failures or refusals (a refusal will automatically result in your license suspension) and any evidence gathered by the arresting officer. It is important to remember that you do have a right to representation during this hearing and it is recommended that you work with a Sugar Land criminal attorney at Stornello Law Firm, P.C. right away. We are dedicated to providing aggressive service to our clients and helping them receive favorable outcomes for their ALR hearings.
Dedicated Representation in Fort Bend County
If you have been arrested and charged with a DWI or a loved one is facing an ALR hearing, you need to work with Stornello Law Firm, P.C. At our firm, we are committed to ensuring that our client's side of the story is known and that your rights and freedoms are defended. Because driving is a privilege not granted to everyone, if you are at risk for losing your license and other penalties, you need to retain our services. We have 20 years of experience to assist our clients in their times of need and we stand ready to aggressively defend your driving record.
Contact Stornello Law Firm, P.C. today and schedule a free case evaluation with a trusted criminal defense lawyer in Sugar Land.
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