Mandatory Waiting Periods for Occupational Licenses
Under most circumstances, an occupational license can be ordered by a judge at any time after the suspension has gone into effect. There are occasions, however, when an occupational license cannot be issued immediately due to statutory waiting periods. These waiting periods occur after an alcohol related suspension occurs. Specifically, the Texas Transportation Code provides:
- For an alcohol related suspension with no prior suspensions within the five years immediately preceding the date of arrest for the current suspension, the order granting an occupational license shall take effect immediately
- If there has been one suspension due alcohol-related contact with law enforcement contact within the five prior years, the order shall take effect on the 91st day after it is granted
- If there has been one suspension due to an alcohol-related conviction within the prior five years, the order shall not take effect until the 181st day after it is granted
- If there have two or more suspensions for alcohol-related convictions within the prior five years, the order shall not take effect for one year after it is granted
Similarly, suspensions that arise from drug related contact with law enforcement and drug related convictions have the same waiting periods. It is best to call our office to determine what category your particular case falls under. For a review of your occupational license or for a free consultation, please do not hesitate to contact our office at the numbers listed below. Thank you.
1) By Phone – 214-321-4105
2) In Person – We are located at 8360 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway, #260 and are available Mon – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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