By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
Here’s a quick run-down of driver’s license suspension times which relate to Driving While Intoxicated charges (as of July, 2013).
Driver’s license suspensions related to drunk driving charges occur one of two ways: (1) by either a breath/ blood test refusal/ failure: or (2) because of a conviction for DWI.
These determinations are slippery and the code doesn’t do a very clear job of sorting them out. It’s best to consult an attorney before trying to figure it out on your own. Also suspension’s listed below due to refusal/ or denial are appealable through Administrative License Revocation hearings (otherwise known as ALRs). Though the State and police want you to really think these are automatic upon arrest — they really aren’t.
DUI(Minors with any detectible about of alcohol):
1st arrest — 60 day suspension
1 prior —…
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