If you are arrested for a DWI in Texas, you may face the loss of your liberty and a fine. However, the criminal sanction is not the only headache you will face. DWI driver’s license issues can pose another massive problem, particularly if you need to drive for your job.
At the Medlin Law Firm, we make sure to consider all elements of your DWI defense. While we ensure your rights against unfair prosecution and conviction, we also consider many after effects relating to your case.
You may not be aware that even without a DWI conviction, your driver’s license may be suspended or revoked due to the fact you were arrested. Settling for lesser criminal charges can also leave you without a driver’s license.
If you lose your driver’s license you may not be able to get to work and may lose your job. You may no longer be able to take your kids to school or get groceries.
Texas is tough on drunk drivers. Even if it’s your first DWI charge, you are likely to face an uphill battle to keep your license. DWI driver’s license issues may take over your life for a while.
Texas has some serious administrative penalties for a first time DWI.
After a first DWI arrest, you will face the process of administrative license suspension. This typically involves a minimum suspension period of 90 – 180 days, unless you contest it.
Some drivers who are arrested for a DWI or a DUI don’t realize they are entitled to an administrative license revocation hearing. You have very little time to prepare for this. It’s important to hire an experienced Tarrant County DWI defense attorney to help you prepare your case.
License reinstatement for a first DWI offense does not usually require completion of alcohol/substance abuse screening. However, the court may order an ignition interlock to be fitted for a first DWI in Texas. A law enacted in Texas two years ago allows first-time DWI offenders to keep their license if an ignition interlock device is fitted.
At the Medlin Law Firm, we take driver’s license issues very seriously. Even if you are dealing with driver’s license issues from a previous case, we can mount a strong case to retain your license.
Call our Tarrant County DWI attorneys today for a free consultation about your case.