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John J. Fox Was a Speaker for a Presentation Titled: “DWI & License Suspension Hearings”

Attorney John Fox was a featured speaker at a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presentation for young attorneys on September 21, 2012.

PRLog - Dec. 10, 2012 - SAN ANTONIO -- On September 21, 2012 defense attorney John Fox had the honor of being a featured speaker at a Continuing Legal Education presentation for young lawyers. The presentation was entitled: “DWI & License Suspension Hearings.” The CLE Seminar was called: CRIMINAL DEFENSE 101: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PRACTICE IN COUNTY COURT. The seminar was sponsored by the San Antonio Black Lawyers Association.

The San Antonio Black Lawyers Association has been an integral part of the San Antonio legal community for over 30 years. The organization’s mission is to increase and support the presence of black lawyers in the San Antonio area, and to bridge the gap between local attorneys and the public through pro bono legal clinics, judicial candidates’ forums, as well as other charitable efforts made by the organization. The SABLA addresses racial disproportionality in the Texas foster care system, and it seeks to ensure the public has access to the best legal representation available in San Antonio. The SABLA provides attorney outreach programs, continuing legal education, and mentoring programs. They also work with St. Mary’s Law School to prepare future attorneys who will be practicing locally.

The purpose of this particular CLE seminar was to instruct newly practicing lawyers on the ins-and-outs of the County Court System in Bexar County. Attorney Fox was selected to speak, along with 8 other attorneys due to the length of time they had been practicing in San Antonio, and because of their demonstrated command over the topic areas they were chosen to address. Attorney Fox personally handles hundreds of driver’s license hearings every year on behalf of his own DWI clients and as a consultant for other San Antonio area attorneys.

The paper presented by attorney Fox contained the following information, along with printouts of all operative code provisions, and copies of his motions and forms that he created for practicing in this particular area.

DWI & License Suspension Hearings – Basic Outline of Presentation

1.)    Why Administrative License Revocation Hearings (ALRs) are Important

2.)  ALR Terms You Need to Know

3.)  The ALR Hearing Process

a.)  Important Code Provisions Governing Hearings

b.)  How to Properly Request an ALR Hearing

c.)  Deciding Between Live and Telephonic Hearings

d.)  How to Get Discovery

1.)  Properly Requesting Discovery

2.)  Sanctions for Discovery Non-Compliance

3.)  Telephonic Discovery

e.)  How to Secure Witnesses

1.)  Generating Subpoenas

2.)  Getting a Judicial Subpoena Granted

3.)  Subpoenaing the Breath Test Operator

4.)  Sanctions for Failure to Witness to Appear

5.)  When Not to Request Witnesses

f.)   Continuances

1.)  Defense Continuances

2.)  DPS Continuances

3.)  Post Hearing Issues (The Appeal & Setting Aside Defaults)

a.)  How to Obtain a Transcript

b.)  Protecting Your Appeal

c.)  Setting Aside a Defaulted Hearing

d.)  Stays of DL Suspension

Attorney John J. Fox practices criminal defense in San Antonio, Texas. He is a member of the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and a current member of the Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas. Attorney Fox has published numerous works on ALR Hearings and has lectured on the topic of Administrative License Revocation Hearings for numerous Continuing Legal Education Seminars over the years. Attorney Fox handles a broad range of criminal matters including but not limited to DWI, traffic offenses, theft crimes, white collar crimes and violent crimes. To contact The Law Office of John J. Fox, please call (210) 460-1221 or go online at http://www.sanantoniocriminaldefensefirm.com.

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