Losing a driver’s license after a DWI can be extremely stressful. Mounting up taxi fees on top of the financial burden of dealing with a DWI charge can be the difference between staying ahead of your living expenses and having to sell important assets to stay afloat. There are ways to avoid having a license suspended and get an occupational license. Your license will be suspended 40 days after being arrested for refusing or failing a sobriety test. To fight against the suspension, a request for an administrative license hearing must be submitted within fifteen days after the arrest. In certain situations, a license suspension can be stopped.
How Long Will the Suspension Be?
If you have been arrested for a DWI before, if anyone was injured during the incident, and how far over the legal limit for DWI you were at the time of arrest will determine how long your license suspension will be. A Lewisville DWI defense attorney with inside legal knowledge will best be able to determine if your suspension can be stopped.
How Can You Get an Occupational License?
To get an occupational license, it must be proven that a license is needed for you to maintain your daily life activities. You will need to file for a suspension petition with the court, pay license reinstatement fees, and prove to the court you need to drive for work, school, or carrying on with necessary household functions.
Stopping a suspension and obtaining an occupational license can be a complicated process. Lewisville DWI attorneys at Julian, Crowder & Shuster law firm can help you get through court processes to shorten your suspension term, or avoid suspension altogether in some cases.