When NOT to Get An Occupational License
For many, getting an occupational license may seem like the only alternative when their driving privileges have been revoked, suspended, invalidated, or denied. For some, the task of clearing up old warrants and bringing their surcharge account current is daunting. It may even be cost ineffective at the time. So, for those people, they believe that an occupational license is their salvation. And, for some, an occupational license may be their only hope.
However, there are times when an occupational license is not the solution. For example, if a person’s license has been denied renewal or replacement because of outstanding traffic tickets, then the person need only hire an attorney or post a cash bond to have those warrants lifted and then they will be able to get their license. For others, when their license has been invalidated because of unpaid surcharges, they need only to pay their surcharges to current status to get their license back. There can also be a combination of the two tasks to be completed in order to get a license valid again without obtaining an occupational license first. Of course, any denial or invalidation of a license may require a reinstatement fee paid to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) before the license can be valid again.
If a person’s license is suspended for a specific period of time, then that person must either serve out the term of the suspension or obtain an occupational license. If that person has outstanding tickets and/or outstanding surcharges, he/she must resolve those issues prior to having a valid license returned to them. Therefore, the person can obtain an occupational license while they have outstanding tickets and surcharges but once the suspension period is over, their license will remain invalid until they resolve those issues.
To determine what outstanding tickets DPS has listed against you or someone you know that is preventing your license from being valid, click this link: http://www.texasfailuretoappear.com/search.php
To determine what outstanding surcharges must be paid in order to validate a license, click this link: http://www.txsurchargeonline.com/(S(orymags4zyeutwt3mwcu22zr))/OnlineServices.aspx
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
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