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ALR hearing is the civil part of a driving while intoxicated arrest. When a DWI charge is filed, this civil case is initiated and pertains to suspension of the driver’s license. The administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing is an important step in keeping your license from being suspended. If you have failed to schedule an ALR hearing within 15 days of your DWI arrest, your driving privileges will be suspended by Texas Department of Public Safety. Your ALR hearing determines the fate of your driver’s license, if you failed or refused a breadth or blood test, and a failure to schedule a hearing will result in suspension of your driver’s license.


Although, an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) is caused by your DWI arrest, it is not a criminal trial, and has no impact on your DWI criminal charges. But, it is always good to involve an attorney to help you with the ALR hearing to make sure you have your driving privileges protected. When hired for representing clients for their DWI cases, our attorneys for DWI in Dallas, not only help clients with the criminal matter involving DWI, but will also help them with their ALR hearing. Our attorneys aggressively prepare for a strong representation at the ALR hearing and defense of driving while intoxicated (DWI) criminal matter.


At your ALR hearing, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has to prove that the law enforcement officer has a legal reason to come in contact with you, had probable cause to arrest you for driving while intoxicated, and you refused or failed a breath or blood test. Similarly, if you are accused of failing the test, DPS must have the proof that your blood or breath alcohol concentration was .08% or greater. Also, if you have refused a breath or blood test, DPS has to provide the evidence that law enforcement officer has probable cause to make a DWI arrest, you were driving your vehicle at a public place, and you actually refused for a breadth or blood test. If the judge determines that there is not sufficient evidence against you, you will get your license back from DPS.


If you look at the system of ALR hearings, it is an opportunity for the individuals charged with DWI to state their case in front of the Administrative Law Court. Based on your evidence of the arrest, the judge will determine whether your license will be suspended or not. With a chance given by the State of Texas, you should really take advantage of this opportunity to maximize your chances of keeping your license. With the help of an experienced DWI defense attorney, you can have driving rights protected and maximize your chances of keeping your license.


When you hire our attorneys for your DWI case within the 15 days of your arrest, we provide you with representation for your ALR hearing. We work with you to make sure that your driving privileges are protected. If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, or Denton counties of Texas, contact us as soon as possible to make sure that you get the representation of an experienced lawyer for your ALR hearing and DWI defense case. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers have the reputation of being an experienced and dedicated team of criminal defense attorneys in Dallas Fort-Worth area, and have represented clients for their first, second, or multiple DWI charges.


If you or a loved one is looking for an experienced DWI defense attorney, contact us to setup a FREE CONSULTATION by calling 972.789.1664, emailing contact@dallasarealaw.com, or filling out the form on top of this page. We look forward to providing you a dedicated legal service for your ALR hearing and DWI case.