Drunk driving is one of the most dangerous combinations. When you drink, your senses are altered, and your sense of perception is diminished. Therefore, it is not recommended to drive when drinking. It is especially true if you have had too much to drink. There are many occasions, though when drinking cannot be avoided. When this happens, it is best to find alternatives to going home like riding a cab, hitching a ride with a friend or asking a buddy to drive you.
The consequences of drunk driving are often severe. You and your passengers can get severely injured. You can also cause damage to properties and even harm other drivers and pedestrian. We also have to consider violations of drunk driving. You may get charged for DWI which will fall under either a misdemeanor or felony depending on its severity. Another minor consequence is for your driver’s license to get suspended.
Administrative License Revocation, better known as ALR, is a civil regulatory process. It is heard and implemented separately from your DWI charge. It is a process by which law enforcers request the revocation of your license due to a violation. When you receive such an order, there are only two ways to go. You either accept it and or you can try and get it reversed. However, if you want to have it changed, you need to request within 25 days after you receive the notice. Doing so after will only make your time futile. However, if you can submit it on time then, wait for a letter informing you of the details of your hearing. It could take up to 120 days to wait.
There are two reasons why law enforcers request an ALR for you. Whenever you get stopped for possible drunk driving, officers ask you to take a field sobriety test. The test is done either through blood or through your breath. Refusing to submit to the test is the first basis for ALR. The second basis is when you exceed the limit of 0.08 percent for your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). When your license gets revoked, it could stay that way for 90 days at least and two years maximum. Therefore, most people prefer to go to court for a hearing.
You may have many ALR hearing questions, but basically, the purpose of the hearing is to plead your case so your license will not get suspended. The ALR judge will review your request and see if your license should be revoked or they could let you retain it. Everything will depend on the evidence presented by you and your lawyer and the officers. If you have solid proof, then you have better chances of winning. Therefore, it is necessary to hire a competent and experienced lawyer for these cases. If you need an expert in the matter, get in touch with us or visit us so we can help you out. On the other hand, you can also do your research before going to court so you go there prepared and you will have better chances of pleading your innocence and winning your case.