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Drivers' License Restoration

Need help getting your drivers' license restored?

When an individual is arrested or charged with a DWI, they are not only facing criminal charges, they are also facing a civil proceeding called an administrative license revocation (ALR) regarding the suspension of their drivers' license. Texas Transportation Code 724 states that any individual who operates a motor vehicle on Texas roadways has given an implied consent to provide a specimen during breath & blood tests, if they have been arrested for a DWI. The code further states that anyone who refuses to submit to such testing will face applicable consequences, such as the suspension of their drivers' license.

Texas courts do not recognize an individual's right to consult with a lawyer prior to making the decision to take the breath or blood test. If an individual refuses to take a breath or blood test, or they have a blood alcohol content (BAC) over the legal limit their drivers' license can and will be automatically suspended. Law enforcement officials are then required by law, to issue a temporary driving permit to the individual, which expires on the 41st day after its issuance. The only way to challenge a suspension in cases such as this, is to send a written request for a hearing within 15 days of receiving your notice of suspension. If no hearing is requested, then the suspension will automatically begin on the 41st day after notice was received.

If you or a loved one has had your drivers' license suspended, I strongly advise you consult with a DWI attorney from my firm immediately, so that my staff and I can immediately begin working to get your drivers' license restored. Time is of the essence when it comes to ALR hearings. I have represented many clients in ALR hearings and know exactly what is required to help you protect your driving privileges.

Seeking a License Restoration in Houston

Over the last 15 years, The Samuelson Law Firm has represented many individuals facing all types of DWI charges. In numerous cases I represented clients in ALR hearings in order to help them get their suspension lifted, or to help them get their drivers' license restored. Protecting your driving privileges is not only important to your life and livelihood, it is an essential part of building your DWI defense.

A knowledgeable lawyer will use an ALR hearing to not only challenge your license suspension, but to learn more about how to best defend your DWI charge. There is a discovery portion of each ALR hearing which often proves to be invaluable when building an aggressive defense, on your behalf. My staff and I will work with you closely to ensure all the appropriate papers are filed in a timely fashion for your ALR hearing. I make myself available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have and to help ease your concerns. After the hearing, if no suspension is imposed, your drivers' license will be returned to you. If a suspension is ordered, you will be required to submit a reinstatement fee in order to get your license restored and returned to you after your suspension.

At The Samuelson Law Firm, my staff and I are committed to doing everything possible to see that clients receive the aggressive representation they rightfully deserve. We handle each case as we would want our own case to be handled, with the utmost dedication and resolve. In recognition of my firm's work we have received an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. Local and regional media outlets, including NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX, come to me for legal commentary on DWI related stories, and I have been quoted in H-Texas Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, and the Wall Street Journal.

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