Suspension of your driver’s licence is automatic

Administrative per se (APS), automatic licence revocation (ARL), or on-the-spot-license suspension laws are all examples of automatic licence suspension. The ARL laws in Texas went into effect on January 1st, 1995. The laws governing automatic licence revocation are governed by a legal, administrative procedure that is immune to criminal court proceedings. As a result, it’s common to hear that after a DWI fee, an individual has two trials to win. Click automatic license suspension.

When an individual is arrested for drunk driving and taken into the police station after refusing to take a field sobriety test (FST), he or she is given the option of taking a chemical test. This is where things get a little complicated. If a person fails a chemical test (usually a breathalyser), his or her driver’s licence is revoked; however, if the same person refuses to take the chemical test, his or her driver’s licence is revoked as well. For each action, the police officer issues a notification to the accused offender that his or her licence will be revoked.

After that, the alleged offender’s driver’s licence is suspended and he is issued a provisional permit. The accused offender has 15 days to request a hearing in order to save his or her licence from being revoked under the ARL rules. The accused offender’s licence will be revoked if a hearing is not required within that time frame. On the 40th day after the arrest and note, this usually happens.
The driver must pay a $125 charge to get their licence reinstated at the end of the suspension time. Individuals convicted for boating while intoxicated who either refuse or fail a chemical examination are subject to the same penalties as those arrested on suspicion of DWI.

If a person decides not to appeal their licence suspension, their licence will be suspended for 180 days, or six months. Since they are different, it seems fair that if a person does not contest the revocation of his or her licence, he or she may be found not guilty of drunk driving but still be without a licence.