Question: Can you explain license suspension, and the 15-day period to request a hearing in Texas?
Answer: Once a person is arrested for DWI, they have 15 days to request a hearing to protest that suspension—to challenge that suspension of the drivers license. If they don’t request the hearing, then they can drive for 40 days on the temporary permit that’s given to them. But once the challenge and the request for a hearing has been made, then the person can continue to drive on that temporary permit until they actually have a hearing. And a judge makes a ruling in that hearing as to whether the license is suspended or not.