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The Houston, Texas law firm Musick & Musick LLP represents clients in license suspension appeals, including DWI/DUI license suspension, loss of a concealed handgun license, and professional license suspension.

License Suspension & Revocation

Texas requires its citizens to obtain a license from the State in order to enjoy certain privileges. The two most common privilege licenses are a driver’s license and a concealed handgun license. As a result of certain criminal charges, the State through the Texas Department of Public Safety can move to suspend or revoke these privileges. However, by contesting or appealing the license suspension or revocation, a license holder may contest the suspension or revocation and seek to maintain his or her license.

DWI/DUI License Suspension

If a police officer stops you on suspicion of DWI/DUI, you will be served a notice that your driver’s license will be suspended should you refuse to take a breath test, or fail the test by registering a .08 BAC (blood alcohol content) or higher. At that time, the officer confiscates your driver’s license and issues a temporary driving permit. After the date of your suspension notice, you have only 15 days to request an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing. If no hearing is requested, suspension of your license will automatically go into effect 40 days after the notice was served. Our attorneys have helped many clients retain their driving privileges after a DWI/DUI arrest. Please see our DWI/DUI page for more information about these charges.

Concealed Handgun Licenses

A DWI/DUI conviction also prevents you from applying for a concealed handgun license for five years. If you already have a concealed handgun license, it will be in jeopardy of suspension or revocation if you are convicted of any crime. We will take all steps necessary to help you retain your license, or regain your license as soon as possible after a suspension. In some cases, your handgun license may be suspended after an arrest, but may be reinstated if you are cleared of the crime.

Professional Licenses

Texas requires may people to obtain a state or local professional license in order to practice certain occupations, including doctors, nurses, chiropractors, teachers, realtors, and police officers. These professionals invest a significant amount of time and money in their careers, but due to an unfortunate circumstance, a license may be suspended or revoked. If a government agency is successful in suspending or revoking a professional’s license, that professional and his or her family suffer from a loss of income and a potential change in careers. If your professional license is threatened, we will zealously investigate the allegations, file the appropriate paperwork, and if necessary, appear your behalf at a hearing to contest the suspension or revocation.

Seek Experienced, Effective Representation

When faced with any type of license suspension or revocation, very strict and short time limits apply to appeals; therefore, it is extremely important to contact a lawyer immediately upon notice of a suspension or revocation. In all cases, we aim to minimize the impact of criminal charges on our clients’ lives. Please contact Musick & Musick LLP for a free initial consultation. We offer 24-7 phone service.