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A DWI arrest does not always lead to a suspended license

An accusation of impairment while driving here in Sugar Land can have a significant number of consequences. One of them involves the probability of losing the right to drive for a specified amount of time. It may be possible to keep your driver’s license, or at least be given a provisional one, but you only have a limited amount of time after a DWI arrest to try to resolve the issue.

First, it is imperative that you not drive unless you’re sure you have a valid driver’s license. You will face an additional charge and definitely lose your driving privileges for up to two years. You may receive a temporary license that may last only until your time to object to the suspension ends.

In order to challenge your driver’s license suspension, you must have grounds to do so. A Sugar Land criminal defense attorney can help you determine whether you meet the legal requirements to have your license reinstated. You will need to request an administrative hearing at which you may receive full driving privileges or an occupational license that allows you to the ability to get to and from work and otherwise get on with your life.

Any drunk driving accusation comes with two separate parts, the criminal side that determines guilt or innocence of the charge and the administrative side that handles the possible suspension of your driver’s license. In order to take advantage of the administrative process to get your driving privileges back, you need to act quickly. Engaging an attorney who assists individuals in attempting to get their licenses back after a DWI arrest would more than likely be a good start.

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