DIC-25: Notice of Suspension/Temporary Driving Permit

After one is arrested for a charge of Driving While Intoxicated, they are first read the "DIC-24" Statutory Warnings. After this has been read, and regardless of whether one elects to consent to the taking of a chemical specimen or not, the arresting officer should give the individual accused what is termed the "DIC-25" Notice of Suspension/Temporary Driving Permit. You can see a sample blank of copy of this at the Texas DPS website located HERE, and a blank sample is also listed below. This should be given to the accused individual when they are released from jail. Usually in most circumstances, the driving license of a person is confiscated.  If this is the case, the "DIC-25" serves as the person's ability to drive if pulled over. It also details information on how an individual can delay the license suspension, and actually contest it, via requesting an "ALR" Hearing request. This has to be completed within 15 days of the arrest. If an individual does NOT request an "ALR" Hearing, a license suspension will take place 40 days after the arrest. The suspension periods will vary given the individual, and whether they have had any subsequent arrests, or DPS suspensions, previously. The second portion of the "DIC-25" details how long the suspension could be, if DPS ultimately does suspend the license of the citizen accused. You can read more about suspension periods HERE and also at the following link: HERE, which help outline and detail the various nuances that can be associated with specific circumstances and individuals.