Administrative License Revocation

Alcohol-related crashes claimed an estimated 11,773 lives in 2008 alone. Because of the dangers of driving drunk, many states have adopted strict DWI/DUI laws. Texas is one state that utilizes administrative license revocation for people who are convicted of drunk driving.

Under administrative license revocation, the government can automatically revoke a person’s driver’s license if he or she is suspected of driving while inebriated. If you have had your license suspended due to alcohol-related offenses, you should contact an experienced Dallas DWI defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007.

ALR for Adults

There are several instances in which an adult can have his or license subject to administrative license revocation, or ALR. First, if you refuse to submit to a blood or breath test to determine your blood alcohol content once you are in custody, the officer in charge can suspend your license. Additionally, if you were driving with a BAC over the legal limit, you can have your license revoked as well.

License Revocation and Minors

As a minor, there are three instances in which the driver’s license can be automatically revoked. First, if a police officer pulls you over on suspicion of drunk driving, he or she may confiscate your license without arresting you if you show signs of mild alcohol consumption

Next, if you are arrested and taken into custody, you are subject to similar rules as adults. Your license can be suspended if you refuse a chemical blood alcohol content test, or if you submit to a BAC test and have any amount of alcohol in your system.

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With ALR, you typically have 15 days to request a hearing for your case. If not, your license will be automatically suspended. If you are a victim ALR, you should not hesitate to contact an attorney about getting your license back. To discuss your case, contact an experienced Dallas DUI defense attorney from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today.


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