Austin ALR Hearing Attorney

Helping You Keep Your License following a DWI Arrest

Many drivers who are charged with DWI do not realize that their arrest opens both a civil and a criminal case. The civil proceeding against your driving privileges is called an administrative license revocation, or ALR.

If you choose to request an ALR hearing, a lawyer can guide you through the proceedings and can help you keep your license. Austin ALR hearing attorney Jason Trumpler has helped many clients through this trying process and he is prepared to do the same for you.

You can call our office 24 hours a day at (512) 359-3300 or contact us online.

An ALR Hearing Can Delay License Suspension

When a law enforcement officer believes you are impaired, he or she can administer field sobriety tests. If you refuse to perform the sobriety tests or perform poorly, your license will be revoked and you will receive a temporary driving permit. This permit expires 41 days after it is issued, but a request for an ALR hearing to challenge the proposed license suspension can delay any sanctions until the hearing takes place.

How to File a Hearing Request

An ALR occurs automatically unless you submit a written hearing request to challenge the suspension within 15 days of receiving notice of the suspension. If a hearing is not requested on time, your license will automatically be suspended on the 41st day after you received the notice. If you request a hearing, no suspension can occur until after the hearing. Even if the hearing occurs more than 40 days after the DUI arrest, no action regarding suspension can happen until the hearing has concluded.

The ALR Hearing Process

Once you or your Austin criminal defense attorney has made a timely request for an ALR hearing, you are exempt from suspension. During an ALR hearing, the Department of Public Safety is required to present evidence that supports their charges against you. The safety officer must be able to prove that there was reasonable suspicion that you were intoxicated at the time of the arrest. The officer must also present documentation proving that you refused or failed your blood or breath tests.

After hearing both your account and the police officer's account, a judge will decide whether to suspend your license. Even if a judge decides to suspend your license, proceeding with an ALR hearing can help you and your attorney build your defense for your DWI case.

Why Hire an ALR Lawyer?

During your ALR hearing, a lawyer can cross-examine the police officer who performed the arrest to learn more about your case. On top of that, a lawyer can help you correctly and efficiently file the necessary documentation and avoid becoming ineligible for a hearing. Your chances of keeping your license are greater if you request an ALR hearing than if you allow suspension to carry out without intervening.

Attorney Jason Trumpler and his associates have helped many clients achieve successful outcomes following DUI arrests and ALR hearings. We are prepared to protect your rights as you navigate this very difficult experience.

To schedule a complimentary case review with the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, call us at (512) 359-3300.

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