Whether you believe it or not, driving in the state of Texas is a privilege. Like all privileges, your ability to drive can be taken away from you if fail to comply with laws and restrictions regarding your drivers license. If you are facing a drivers license suspension or your drivers license has been suspended, the first stop you should make is the Texas Department of Public Safety eligibility website to review your driving privilege. Or, call our experienced staff to review your license status and determine what next step should be made to protect your driving privilege.
In Texas, there are a number of reasons a person’s drivers license may be suspended. Some suspensions are discretionary and a judge can decide to keep you on the road legally. Other suspensions are mandatory and you must serve your suspension period before having your driving license reinstated. If your license is suspended, we can help you to regain your road rights with a temporary Occupational Drivers License. Here is a non-exclusive list of reasons your license may be suspended:
1. Driving while your license was invalid or revoked or disqualified
2. You are incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle
3. Failed to comply with the terms of a violation received in another state that is a participant in the Nonresident Violator Compact of 1977
4. You are a habitual violator of traffic laws
5. You are a reckless or negligent operator of a motor vehicle
6. You have two or more convictions for violating a driving restriction
7. You are the responsible driver in an accident resulting in serious property or bodily injury
8. You commit a violation in another state which would be grounds for suspension in that state
Your license will be automatically suspended for the following (non-exclusive):1 an offense under Section 19.05, Penal Code, committed as a result of the holder’s criminally negligent operation of a motor vehicle;
2 an offense under Section 38.04, Penal Code, if the holder used a motor vehicle in the commission of the offense;
3 an offense under Section 49.04, 49.045, or 49.08, Penal Code;
4 an offense under Section 49.07, Penal Code, if the holder used a motor vehicle in the commission of the offense;
5 an offense punishable as a felony under the motor vehicle laws of this state;
6 an offense under Section 550.021;
7 an offense under Section 521.451 or 521.453; or
8 an offense under Section 19.04, Penal Code, if the holder used a motor vehicle in the commission of the offense.
As mentioned earlier, these lists are for illustrative purposes and are not exclusive. The laws regarding driving rights change often and should be researched fully before arriving to a conclusion about any driving privilege. We can help. If you are facing such a situation, your best bet is to contact our office as soon as you receive notification of the driving suspension. If it is too late to contest a suspension of your driving privileges, then call us to see if an occupational license will work for you. The case review is free.
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