ALR Hearings

In recent years, Texas has taken a particularly hard-line stance toward the problem of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Starting in 1995, the state required individuals accused of DWI to attend an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing designed to swiftly remove driver’s licenses from the hands of “dangerous drivers”.

The ALR hearing applies to drivers who fail roadside sobriety tests, register over a .08 on the breathalyzer, or refuse to submit to breath or blood tests. The DPS may also suspend the driver ‘s license of any minor found to be operating a vehicle under the influence. If you are facing DWI charges, consult Dallas DWI attorney Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today.

ALR Hearing Details

License revocation often involves:

  • Suspension of driving privileges for 180 days upon refusal to submit to testing
  • Loss of license for two years if the specimen test is failed or refused and the individual has previously had a license suspension for DWI, intoxication manslaughter, or intoxication assault.
  • License revocation for 90 days if BAC is shown to be .08 or greater
  • Loss of license for one year if the individual has failed a test within the last 10 years.

The ALR hearing may also be used to determine what (if any) provisional licenses may be provided to the individual during the DWI proceedings. This may include the right to drive to work, school, or other obligations that the court agrees should be allowed under the law.

Contact Us

If you stand accused of DWI and would like assistance with your ALR hearing, contact experienced Dallas DWI lawyer Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to discuss your defense.


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