Drivers License Suspensions in Texas

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Getting your drivers license can be difficult. Especially when you are young or learning to drive in this state/country for the first time. But, after you get your license you are home free, right? Wrong! Just as difficult it may be to get your license, it can be just as hard to keep it. Depending on your driving habits and your ability to confront your mistakes before they snowball into something uncontrollable, preventing your license from being invalidated, suspended, or revoked could be a challenge in itself. Texas laws require strict compliance to not only traffic laws, but to all laws or there is a possibility that your license could be in jeopardy.  Here are some reasons your drivers license could be suspended in Texas:

 

Discretionary Drivers License Suspension:

  • operating a motor vehicle on a public road while the person’s license is suspended, revoked, canceled, or disqualified
  • a person is a habitually reckless or negligent operator of a motor vehicle
  • a person is a habitual violator of traffic laws
  • a person allows the unlawful or fraudulent use of the person’s license
  • a person commits an offense in another state which, if it occurred in Texas, would be cause for suspension
  • a person has been convicted of two or more separate offenses of a violation of a restriction on a the use of a license
  • a person is responsible as a driver for an accident involving serious bodily injury or serious property damage
  • a person has been convicted of two or more violations in a 12 month period while holding a provisional license under Chapter 521.123
  • a person has been convicted of an offense under 545.421 (Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer
  • a person is convicted of criminal mischief under 28.08 of the Texas Penal Code

 

Automatic Drivers License Suspensions:

 

  • a person is convicted under 19.05 of the Texas Penal Code, if the use of a motor vehicle was criminally negligent
  • a person is convicted under 38.04 of the Texas Penal Code, if a motor vehicle was used in the commission of the offense
  • a person is convicted under 49.04, 49.045, 49.08 of the Texas Penal Code
  • a person is convicted under 49.07 of the Texas Penal Code, if a motor vehicle was used in the commission of the offense
  • a person is convicted for a felony under the motor vehicle laws of Texas
  • a person is convicted under 550.021 of the Texas Transportation Code
  • a person is convicted under 521.451 or 521.453 of the Texas Transportation Code
  • a person is convicted under 19.04 of the Texas Penal Code, if a motor vehicle was used in the commission of the offense
  • a person is under 21 years old and is convicted of an alcohol related criminal offense under the laws of this state
  • a person found in contempt of court in justice or municipal court
  • a person is convicted of an offense involving fictitious license plates, registration, or inspection
  • a person is convicted of acquiring fuel without payment
  • a person is convicted of racing on a public road or highway
  • a person convicted of furnishing alcohol to a minor in violation of Alcoholic Beverage Code
  • a person convicted under the drug laws of the State or Country

 

Drivers License Revocation:

 

  • a person is capable of operating a motor vehicle safely
  • a person has not complied with the terms of a citation issued in a jurisdiction which participates in the Nonresident Violator Compact of 1977
  • a person fails to provide medical records, take a medical exam, or other examination as required by the medical advisory board
  • a person has failed to pass an examination required by the director under this chapter
  • failure to appear in court under 521.3452 (cases involving minors and traffic violations)
  • a person who commits an offense in another state which, if it occurred in Texas, would be grounds for revocation
  • a person suffers from a medical condition, including chemical dependency, which prevents the person from reliably operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner

 

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I am sure that I missed something here or there so this list should not be construed as legal advice!

 

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