After a DWI Arrest, How Can You Get Your Driver's License Back?

Posted By Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski || 19-May-2015

In the aftermath of a DWI arrest in San Antonio, TX, it is imperative that you act quickly. The police officer who pulled you over and arrested you for driving while intoxicated has the right to confiscate your license at the scene. Law enforcement will then notify the Department of Public Safety of your charges, but you have the ability to contest your charges and license suspension.

15 Days to Save Your License

You have only 15 days to save your license from being suspended. You must schedule an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing during this two week period. At this hearing, you will have the chance to fight for your driving privileges and potentially have your license reinstated. If you do not attend an ALR hearing, your license could be automatically suspended for 1-2 years, depending on your charges and any previous convictions.

Retaining an Aggressive DWI Defense Attorney Can Help

Since the ALR hearing can be the determining factor in whether or not you get to keep your license, it is highly advised that you hire an aggressive DWI defense attorney to protect your rights during this process. While you are allowed to drive with a temporary license for 40 days after your arrest, once that time is up it will be suspended if you do not get it reinstated at the hearing.

Speak with our San Antonio DWI attorney at the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski for representation from a former prosecutor with a nearly perfect success rate. Rated as 10.0 Superb on Avvo® and named as one of the Best Lawyers in San Antonio in SA Monthly, Attorney Chelkowksi is esteemed by past clients as well as her colleagues.

Call 210-201-7821 for a free consultation regarding your DWI case in Texas today!

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