There seems to be a lot of confusion lately about when a person should apply for an occupational license. The confusion seems to lie in the type of suspension a person receives and what how the suspension may be addressed and resolved. For example, a person may have a suspension for failure to pay surcharges which suspends his/her license until their surcharge account is brought up to date. In order to understand when to file for an occupational license, here are a few scenarios to use as a guideline:
- If your license has been suspended for failure to pay surcharges, you may be able to bring your account current and reinstate your license.
- If your license has been suspended for failure to appear on tickets, you may be able to post bonds on your past due tickets and reinstate your license.
- If your license has been suspended for a specific, stated amount of time, you will likely need to file for an occupational license.
- If your license has been suspended for a Safety Responsibility (SR) mandatory violation, you will likely need only to file an SR-22 insurance form with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and reinstate your license.
- If your license has been suspended for failure to turn in an alcohol or drug related proof of course completion certificate, you can turn in the appropriate paperwork and have your license reinstated
Of course, the best option is to have one of our experienced attorneys look over your particular case and determine if you need an occupational license or if you need to simply return to compliance with DPS. 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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