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DWI Lawyer in Walker County, TX

Are you an out of state resident facing DWI charges in Walker County?

If you are pulled over and arrested for DWI in Walker County, Texas, but are a resident of another state, the DWI process will vary slightly. A DWI conviction in Texas will not only result in criminal penalties and the suspension of your driving privileges in Texas, but this offense will be reported to your home state as well. It is more than likely that your driver’s license in your home state will be suspended as well, in coordination with your state’s DWI or DUI laws.

You will need a strong Walker County DWI attorney on your side if you have been arrested for drunk driving. Working with an attorney who is experienced in Texas DWI law will make all the difference in your case, both at your ALR hearing / DPS hearing and during the entire criminal process. In fact, a skilled attorney may be the only person standing between you and a suspended license both in Texas and in your home state, not to mention criminal penalties as well (jail time, fines, community service, etc.).

ALR Hearings for Out of State DWI Offenses

After a Walker County DWI arrest, you have only 15 days to contact the Texas Department of Public Safety to schedule your ALR hearing (Administrative License Revocation hearing) regarding the suspension of your driving privileges. While Texas law enforcement cannot confiscate your driver’s license if it was issued in another state, your driving privileges in Texas can be suspended or revoked in coordination with a DWI arrest or conviction. Texas would then report this suspension to your home state, where your actual driver’s license would likely be suspended / revoked.

A DWI defense lawyer can help you by offering you legal representation at your hearing. In some cases, your lawyer may be able to attend this hearing without you being present, which is especially helpful if you need to go back to your home state. This will depend upon your particular charges, however.

Fighting a Walker County Drunk Driving Charge

In many ways, an out of state DWI charge is more serious and can have more negative consequences than a DWI charge where you live. The inconvenience, travel time and expense, and the possible penalties associated with even a first offense DWI for an out of state driver are immense. Fortunately, DWI attorney Doug Atkinson is here to help if you were arrested in Walker County. He offers a free initial consultation to discuss your out of state DWI charges and see how he can help.

Contact Walker County DWI lawyer Douglas W. Atkinson today to challenge your charges if you are an out of state resident!

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