A DWI charge results in two separate cases against you in the State of texas. The first charge is a charge from the Department of Transportation, in which they are seeking to revoke or suspend your driver’s license.
The second charge against you is coming from the State of Texas, which is a criminal case, where they are seeking fines and jail time. You have the right to challenge both cases in an attempt to stop your driving privileges from being suspended as well as avoid jail time.
The State of Texas will automatically suspend your license fifteen days from the date of your DWI charge without having an ALR hearing. You have the right in that fifteen day period to stop your license from immediately being suspended by applying and winning an Administrative License Revocation Hearing.
It is important to contact a DWI attorney to assist you in applying for an ALR as soon as possible so that there is no immediate revocation of your license. In Austin Texas, Trichter and LeGrand has the team in place to help you secure your licence in the 15 day period after your DWI charge.