What Happens After an Arrest and Release From Jail on a DWI

Criminal Defense Lawyer | DWI, Drug, Theft & Assault Charges

By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal

www.thecollincountylawyer.com

(972) 369-0577

You’ve been released from jail after the worst night of your life after a DWI arrest.  Now what?

You’re immediately responsible for two things when you get released.

First is that if your driver’s licenses was taken by the officer because you either refused the breath test or the machine reading was above a 0.08 – you have 15 days from the date of the arrest to file for an Administrative Law Review Appeal (“ALR”).  If you don’t file your appeal, your temporary driver’s license (the yellow sheet of paper they’ve given you at the jail) will be valid for only 40 days from the date of arrest.  If you do appeal – the suspension is put off until your hearing, which is usually farther out than 40 days.  If you win the ALR, your license doesn’t get suspended. …

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