OCCUPATIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSE IN WACO


Texas Driver’s License Suspension Hearing Attorney

If you refuse a breath or blood test after being pulled over for DWI, your license can be suspended. That suspension against your driving privileges becomes effective forty days after you were asked to submit to a breath or blood test. However, within fifteen days of the arrest, you or your Waco DWI lawyer may request a license suspension hearing. Therefore, the suspension for failing or refusing a breath or blood test is only automatic if the driver fails to request an Administrative License Revocation hearing (ALR).

McLennan County ALR Attorney Occupational License

Texas developed the Administrative License Revocation Program to manage the driver’s license suspension or revocation process. During the ALR hearing, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will listen to testimony from both sides and issue certain findings based on the evidence presented. Their findings will usually dictate one of three outcomes:

  • Complete suspension of driving privileges for a specified amount of time
  • Issuance of an occupational license (also called hardship license) which gives the person limited driving privileges to and from work, school, the grocery store and other necessary places
  • Reinstatement of a driver’s license

During the hearing, we can test our potential trial arguments and cross examine police officers. We can also subpoena reports to learn more about the facts of the case and then use these facts to develop a stronger defense. The ALR hearing provides an opportunity for your Waco DWI lawyer to lock down the officer’s testimony, which will be helpful at trial.

Waco Occupational License Attorney

If you need an occupational driver’s license in Waco, you need an aggressive, experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Talk to a board-certified criminal defense lawyer before talking to anyone else. Former Waco prosecutor Thomas C. West is board-certified in criminal law and knows how to spot weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Call him for a free case evaluation at 254-753-6437.