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Texas DWI ALR License Suspension, Revocation, and Disqualification

There are a variety of driver's license suspensions that can impact a person's ability to apply for or renew their license. These include suspensions for actions that did not even occur in Texas! That's right, a suspension in another state can (but won't always) impact a person's ability to drive in Texas. Typically, for DWI arrests, this comes in the form of an ALR suspension. But, DPS can also suspend a person's license for not completing a DWI education course while on probation, for example. For some of these suspensions, a person may need to petition for an ODL in order...

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Pretrial Torture: “I Feel Like I’m Already on Probation!”

*WARNING* BOND VIOLATIONS CAN HURT A CASE. WE DO THE BEST WE CAN TO ADDRESS ANY VIOLATIONS. According to the United States and Texas Constitutions, the law presumes a person innocent until proven guilty. That presumption applies at every stage of a case, even at the arrest stage! In many cases, the worst part of a Texas DWI charge is the "pretrial torture" of oppressive bond conditions. Bond conditions in Texas criminal cases can include license suspensions, interlock ignition device requirements, ankle monitors, and other conditions. Some counties (especially Johnson and Parker County) will put people through hell before their case...

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Texas ALR: Administrative License Suspension Injustice

Did you know: That DPS can suspend a license for refusing to give breath or blood? There is a grave injustice in punishing someone for exercising the right to refuse. This is what Texas calls its "implied consent" law for license suspensions. Under this law, Texas says a person is deemed to have consented to "the taking of one or more specimens of [their] breath or blood" after an arrest for DWI, DUI, or BWI. In other words, a refusal means absolutely nothing other than the length of suspension DPS issues. The statute does have a bit of a saving grace, though....

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Common Drivers License Questions When You Get a DWI

As if a DWI arrest wasn't stressful enough, Texas also has an "administrative" proceeding where Texas DPS tries to suspend your license! Because a DWI arrest triggers both a criminal and administrative process, the Coffey Firm's DWI Lawyers in DFW will help with each process. Here are some common drivers license questions The Coffey Firm has heard from it clients: I got a DWI! Is my license already suspended?! Luckily, the answer is ‘NO.’ After a DWI arrest you have 15 days to request an ALR (Administrative License Revocation) hearing. The Coffey Firm will take care of sending the request...

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