7. Keeping your Driver’s License

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If you refused to give a sample of your breath or a sample of your blood, or if your blood alcohol level was over the legal limit (0.08 or higher), Texas Department of Public Safety will  automatically suspend your Driver’s License.

Contest suspension of your Driver's License

What you should expect

  • You will receive a notice of suspension from the officer the day of your arrest.
  • You will be given 15 days from the date of your arrest to contest the suspension of your Driver’s License

What you should do

  • Contest the suspension as soon as possible by requesting a hearing with a DPS Administrative Judge

DPS has strict requirements on how to request the hearing

The license suspension hearing is a civil matter and it has strict filing deadlines