The notice of suspension is a sheet of paper that usually doubles as your "temporary driving permit." It should be marked, "DIC-25", in the upper right-hand corner. The fine print at the bottom of your notice explains how to request an ALR hearing.
Request an ALR Hearing
You or your lawyer may request an ALR hearing by calling 800-394-9913 or 512-424-2600 on weekdays during normal business hours. You may also send your request via fax at 512-424-2650.
Give the Proper Information
Be prepared to tell the clerk your name, driver's license number, date of your arrest, county of your arrest, the police agency that arrested you, plus certain other information that the clerk may require. After you have hired a lawyer, make sure that he or she knows that you have requested an ALR hearing.
Get an Experienced DWI Defense Attorney to Help
In addition to requesting a hearing, your DWI defense attorney may request ALR "discovery" from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Documents obtained through the discovery process - such as peace officer sworn reports, statutory warning forms and breath test slips - will often assist your DWI defense attorney in successfully defending your DWI case.
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