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.