San Antonio DMV Hearing Lawyer
Help with DMV Hearings
In Texas, when you are charged with drunk driving there are two separate legal actions that you will face. One is the criminal charges for your DWI arrest and the other is an Administrative License Revocation hearing, conducted by the Department of Public Safety (DPS). The entire purpose of the hearing is to make a determination on whether you will be able to drive or not.
I understand that being arrested for a DWI may be your first criminal offense and that having your privilege to drive taken away can greatly affect your ability to work and other important areas of your life. It is vital, therefore, to be represented by an aggressive San Antonio traffic ticket attorney who is familiar with the hearing procedure and can help guide you through it.
A hearing will be called for if you refused to take a breath or blood test or failed a test you took. When you were arrested, the officer should have found out if you were willing to do the tests and informed you as to what effect it would have if you refused to take them. Additionally, a Notice of Suspension of your driving privileges should have issued at that time so as to properly inform you of your right to a hearing. At Law Office of J. Blake Etheridge, PLLC, I work to make certain your rights were upheld and to present a hard-hitting defense at your license revocation hearing, in addition to the criminal charges ahead.
Fighting License Suspension with a San Antonio Traffic Ticket Attorney
If a request for hearing is not properly submitted to the DPS within 15 days of when you received the Notice of Suspension your driving privileges will be automatically suspended. By having a proven lawyer as your representative, you have a better opportunity to present your side of the story and have your privileges returned.
These hearings are important as I can question the police on their actions and obtain their reports and information as to the legality of your stop and subsequent arrest. I can also get a look at the evidence that will be used against you in your criminal case, which permits better preparation on my part if we have to go to trial.
Contact a San Antonio DMV hearing lawyer when you have been arrested for drunk driving and face suspension of your driving privileges.