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Milan Marinkovich
Milan Marinkovich
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • The Woodlands, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I'm assuming the "HEARING JUL 11 TO KEEP LICENSE. HELP?" is the ALR (Administrative License Revocation) hearing?

If so, the ALR is a separate CIVIL, administrative process separate from the criminal DWI case.

Your grandson was asked to take a chemical test to measure his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level. This is generally a "breath test".

He was served a notice that his driver license will be suspended if he or she refuses to take the test or fails it (registering a .08 BAC or greater).

The officer confiscated his Texas driver license and issued a temporary driving permit.

Your grandson had 15 days from the date the suspension notice is received to request a hearing. If no hearing was requested, the suspension goes into effect on the 40th day after notice was served (usually 40 days after arrest).

The website for the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) has additional information.

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