Everyone knows that intoxicated drivers should not be on the road. That is why, when a person is arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), his or her driver’s license is suspended. This suspension is temporary while their criminal case is in progress, but if the driver ends up being convicted of DWI, then the suspension could last anywhere from 90 days to a year or more, depending on the charges.
In Texas, the driver’s license suspension terms for DWI are as follows:
The answer to this question depends on how quickly you hire a DWI attorney, as well as who you choose to represent you. Many times, a seasoned DWI lawyer can take immediate action to help you apply for a hardship license. This would allow you to keep some restricted driving privileges until your DWI court case is complete.
Texas hardship licenses allow you continue driving to and from certain vital locations, such as work or school, until your criminal DWI case is decided. In order to receive a hardship license, you must be able to prove that you need the ability to drive due to extreme financial reasons, a family member is ill and needs you to drive, you are enrolled in a qualifying vocational program, or you have no other means of getting to work.
Filing for a hardship license will require you to attend an ALR hearing, where you will prove that you qualify for the license. You also need to provide proof of insurance and pay certain fees in order to receive the hardship license after you have been approved.
Do not face a DWI case alone. If you want to ensure that your driving privileges are not revoked and that you avoid a intoxicated driving conviction, then call The Law Offices of Kyle K. Shaw today! Attorney Shaw has been practicing law for 18 years and takes pride in his availability and success. He works directly with each of his clients—not an assistant or a paralegal—and uses his extensive knowledge and experience to get results.
Call (214) 761-3361 to request a DWI case evaluation with Kyle Shaw!