DWI & YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE
Find Out How a Houston DWI Lawyer Can Help
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) ranks Texas as 49th in the nation for drinking and driving. Our government is determined to turn this statistic around, and suspending the privilege to drive is one aspect of the harsh penalties imposed on DWI offenders. If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), you are subject to the 15-day rule and must act quickly to request an ALR hearing to fight to keep your driver’s license.
You can maximize your chances of success by contacting a Houston DWI attorney who has experience as a former prosecutor. Our firm will review the evidence and the circumstances of your arrest to build a strong case and seek to avoid the serious consequences of a license suspension. Living in Houston can be incredibly difficult without being able to drive, and you simply cannot afford to undergo a DWI license suspension. If this is a first-time DWI, you could lose your privilege to drive for up to 2 years, which could have an enormously negative impact on your life, from commuting to work and taking your children to school, to driving to perform errands and enjoy recreational activities.
You may be required to attend a court approved Alcohol Education Program, as well as pay a reinstatement fee before you can regain your license. The DPS will require you to provide proof of SR-22 insurance, a more expensive policy which covers drivers who are classified as “high risk.” Our state also imposes a driver’s license surcharge, which will cost you $1,000 per year over the course of 3 years.
DWI Driver’s License Suspension in Houston, Texas
You can lose your license even when you did not fail breath & blood tests. Anyone who obtains a driver’s license provides implied consent to submit to chemical testing, and if you refuse such a test the DPS will suspend your driver’s license for between 90 days and 2 years. If you are charged with a CDL DWI or an underage DWI, you face a 1 year automatic suspension. There are defenses for any DWI case, no matter what kind of evidence there may be against you. Let us fight to keep you behind the wheel. Contact a Houston DWI defense lawyer at our firm.