Protecting Your Driver’s License From Being Suspended
An arrest for suspected drunk driving is a serious matter in itself. However, it is important to know that the criminal case for a driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest is not the only challenge you are facing. As the situation creates two different cases, one criminal and one civil, the latter affects your driver’s license. The civil case involves suspending your driving privileges.
If you have been arrested for DWI and face a driver’s license suspension, I can help. I am James Angelino, and at my firm, The Law Offices of James Angelino, I am aggressive in my pursuit to keep you on the road. I use my experience as a former prosecutor and law enforcement officer as well as my insight into the criminal justice system to protect clients’ rights in Denton, Collin and Dallas counties and throughout the surrounding areas.
Taking Immediate Action
An administrative license revocation (ALR) is the process through which a driver’s license is officially suspended. This process also includes a hearing, during which there is discovery. We can gain additional facts surrounding your arrest, and at the hearing, information can be presented as to why your license should not be suspended.
If you refused a breath or blood test when you were pulled over, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended. However, it is important to note that you are issued a temporary license for 40 days after your arrest – for either the DWI or the refusal – before your license is formally suspended. If you choose to challenge the suspension, your temporary driving privileges will continue until the hearing can take place.
You only have 15 days from the date of arrest to request a hearing. This is why it is essential to talk to an attorney immediately after a DWI arrest. The sooner I can become involved in the case, the better our chances will be of fighting for your license and ultimately your freedom.
Why You Need An Attorney
Facing a driver’s license suspension and DWI charges on your own is never a good idea. You are unfamiliar with the processes and procedures, the time frames and what types of evidence should be presented on your behalf. Without a lawyer, you put yourself at risk.
Having me on your side ensures that you will be thoroughly defended. I use my knowledge of police protocols and how prosecutors handle these cases when conducting a detail-oriented investigation of your case. I then can gather information about any violations of police procedures, equipment errors, mitigating circumstances and other evidence that can be presented to show why you should retain your license.