Any individual who fails a field sobriety test, blows 0.08 or higher on a breathalyzer test, or refuses to take a breath or blood test, will have his or her driver's license suspended. He or she will also likely be placed under arrest for DWI. If you have had your driving privileges revoked for allegedly driving while intoxicated (DWI), you may be wondering whether there is anything you can do to retain your driving privileges and get your license back.
How Long Do You Have to Request an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Hearing?
Requesting an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing is the only way to challenge your suspension. As long as you request a hearing within 15 days following your arrest, you will be given the opportunity to argue your case and fight to get your driving privileges back. A failure to request a hearing within the required time period will prevent you from being able to seek recourse in this fashion and will cause your suspension to automatically go into effect 40 days from the date the notice was served.
What is an Occupational License?
In some instances, an individual may be able to have an occupational license issued while their regular license remains suspended. This type of license will give you the right to drive to and from work, to school-related activities and in the course of other specific tasks. A skilled DWI lawyer will be able to help you prepare for your ALR hearing and provide you with the hard-hitting strategy you need for your defense.
Douglas W. Atkinson, Attorney at Law is a proven DWI lawyer who has had much success with defending clients against DWI charges. He understands how ALR hearings are conducted and has the skills necessary to turn the odds in your favor. While you are not required to have legal counsel present at an ALR hearing, you are far more likely to save your driving privileges with him advocating on your behalf. To find out what he can do to help you get your license back after a DWI arrest, call his firm and schedule to meet with a Montgomery County DWI lawyer at once. Time is of the essence in cases like these, so do not delay.