License Suspension

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  • May 21, 2016

License Suspension

Suppose you are arrested for a DWI, and you are taken to jail. The Austin DWI lawyer will come to discuss your case with you. You will then have a hearing before the judge to discuss your case. If they convict you of a DWI, they will then sentence you and give you some sort of punishment. In almost all cases they will suspend your license. The Austin DWI lawyer will work to get you as little a punishment as possible.

For a first offense, they will suspend your license anywhere from 90 days to 1 year. The judge will normally choose how much or how little you are reprimanded depending on what your prior offenses on your record are. For a second offense, the suspension can be anywhere from 180 days to 2 years. This is also the same for a third offense. With these offenses, the judge will also choose how much time it will be suspended based on prior offenses and your overall background history.

The one thing that your DWI lawyer can help you with is getting you what is called an Occupational License. This means that they court will issue a license that only allows you to go to and from work. If you have a job that requires you to drive to different places, they license will also allow you to do that. Other than driving to work, the license requires that you not be behind the wheel of any vehicle no matter the circumstances.

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