ALR Notice of Suspension
Here is a word of warning for the ALR Notice of Suspension. PLEASE MAKE SURE THE ADDRESS ON YOUR LICENSE IS THE SAME AS WHERE YOU RECEIVE MAIL. Or, at the very least, that you have the ability to receive mail at the address on your license.
ALR Notice of Suspension for “Blood Consent” Cases
On “blood consent” ALR cases (where police do not need to get a warrant to do the blood draw), Texas DPS can not attempt to suspend your license until they receive the blood result. Typically, Texas DWI blood tests take roughly a month or so from the date of arrest before the lab reports the results. The Coffey Firm will send in a preliminary ALR request once you retain us. But, on blood consent ALR cases we typically receive a letter stating “no hearing necessary” pending the results of the blood test. In an ideal world, DPS would process this request and send the notice of suspension to us once they receive the blood. However, this is not the case. When Texas DPS receives the blood result, they send *you* the Notice of Suspension in the mail.
This is why your address is extremely important. Texas DPS will send the notice to the address that *they* have on file, the address on your license. It is very important to ensure you do a change of address with DPS if relocating. If you do not receive mail to your license address, then you may miss out on the opportunity for an ALR hearing. You have 20 days from the the date on the notice to request that ALR hearing, not the date you actually received the notice (if at all). Once Texas DPS mails the notice, it does not matter if you actually receive it. If the 20 days passes with no ALR request, the ability to make the ALR request goes away. Let The Coffey Firm know about the Notice of Suspension AS SOON AS POSSIBLE upon receipt so that we may request the ALR Hearing.
More about Mimi Coffey & The Coffey Firm
When people look for a Top DWI Attorney or Best DWI Attorney, they look for experience, certification, and respect in the legal community. Mimi Coffey is a nationally-renowned trial attorney, board-certified in DWI by the NCDD. She has been practicing for over 24 years and is an author of multiple DWI Defense textbooks. She is also a national and state-wide lecturer on the law.
The Coffey Firm handles a wide variety of cases, including Unlawful Carrying Weapon (UCW), Assault (including family violence), and Possession charges. We can also help you try to get a DWI off your record or avoid probation revocation.
Mimi is also listed on several “top criminal lawyer near me” directory listings such as Wise County DWI Lawyers, Tarrant County DWI Lawyer, Dallas County DWI attorney, Collin County DWI attorneys and Parker County DWI attorneys. Mimi is a caring DWI Lawyer in Dallas – Fort Worth. She is also involved in the Texas Tech School of Law foundation and enjoys using the skills she has developed to give back to the community.