Most Texans are attached to their vehicle and as an extension of that their ability to get in their car and just drive. However, when one is accused of DWI that mobility and simple pleasure is quickly placed in jeopardy. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) retains authority over licenses in the state of Texas. What most Texans don’t realize is that when they originally received their licenses they implicitly agreed to submit to a blood or breath test based solely on an officer’s suspicion that they are intoxicated. Yes, it’s true, the great State of Texas is willing to suspend your license based of any individual officer’s accusatory finger pointed your direction. There are serious and drastic consequences that flow from the implied consent law. Since the privilege to drive anywhere we choose is something we hold dear in this State, it is important that you have the right attorney to fight for your driving rights. Call a DWI PRO today at (210) 222-2288.
The Implied Consent rule provides for license suspensions to be longer for any refusal to submit to a breath or blood test. The Officer must inform you both orally and in writing of the consequences of refusing to provide a sample of breath or blood. If you refuse to provide a specimen, your license to drive will be suspended for a longer period. However, your attorney can and should request an Administrative License Revocation (“ALR”) hearing to try and get your license to drive back as soon as possible. Be aware that it is CRITICAL that your attorney request a hearing for you within 15 days of your arrest. Fighting a license suspension is a serious matter because so much of our lives revolve around getting in the car and being able to go anywhere. It is extremely important to have a DWI PRO guiding you. Contact a DWI PRO so that we can fully explain the obstacles and paths to getting you on the road again.