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Having your driver’s license revoked can create plenty of headaches for someone who needs a car to travel to and from work. It is expensive to pay cab fare, or regularly spend money on Uber transportation. On top of the inability to drive legally, you have to deal with the frustration of trying to find ways to get to and from the grocery store and the local gym.
If you are currently enduring the loss of driving privileges, but you still need to transport your kids to school and run errands at least one day a week, a Texas licensed lawyer who focuses on handling occupational driver’s license cases can help get you back on the road. Highly rated Texas attorney Adam Capetillo makes the process easy for clients that need an occupational driver’s license to make a living. Instead of waiting for the State of Texas to expedite paperwork regarding your case, Mr. Capetillo will ensure the process unfolds in a timely manner.
Our law firm will handle every step of the process for having your occupational driver’s license application approved. Since the rules for acquiring an occupational driver’s license in Texas are complex, it is essential you work with a seasoned attorney such as Adam Capetillo to get you back behind the wheels of a car.
Reasons Why Texas Suspends Driver’s Licenses
The State of Texas has several reasons for suspending your driver’s license. If any of the following reasons apply to your case, you should reach out to an experienced Texas lawyer who knows how to get an occupational driver’s license application approved quickly.
Here are the reasons for Texas to suspend a driver’s license:
- Unpaid tickets
- Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
- Driving While License Invalid (DWLI)
- DPS suspension
- ALR Suspension
- Lack of insurance
- Arrested as a habitual violator
- Failure to appear in court to address one or more traffic infractions
- One of more drug convictions
What Happens When You Drive with a Suspended Driver’s License?
Texas views driving with a suspended driver’s license as a crime. If you get pulled over and the law enforcement officer finds out your driver’s license is suspended, you will receive a Driving While License Invalid (DWLI) ticket. It can become much more of a legal mess if you have an outstanding warrant out on you and/or you have received a felony conviction for committing another type of crime. If you find yourself in a legal mess because of previous illegal actions, the officer can arrest you, have your vehicle towed, charge you with a Class B misdemeanor, and/or require you to post a bond to get out of jail.
The legal ramifications of driving on a suspended license are not worth the risk of incarceration.
Helping Clients Get an Occupational Driver’s License
Acquiring an occupational driver’s license on your own can result in a highly frustrating experience that leaves you wondering whether you will be allowed to drive again. When you work with Adam Capetillo, you can expect the legal process to move forward much faster.
First, you will need the following legal documents:
- Certified copy of the petition filed for obtaining an occupational driver’s license
- Certified copy of the order made by a judge approving your occupational driver’s license request
- Certificate of insurance responsibility, which is called Form SR-22
You will need to pay the occupational driver’s license fee, as well as additional fees ordered by the State of Texas. Many of our clients ask whether they are allowed to drive while they wait for the paperwork approving their occupational driver’s license petition. The answer is yes, but you must carry the court order approving your occupational driver’s license everywhere you travel, even if you plan to take a short drive to your place of employment. As a temporary document that shows you received approval for an occupational driver’s license, a court order is valid for only 30 after the judge presiding over your case approved the court order.
In most of the cases involving a petition for an occupational driver’s license, approval of the license is typically valid for one year, with the option for Texas residents to receive approval for an occupational driver’s license that lasts up to two years.
Turn to Adam Capetillo for Help
Some of our clients are not sure about the status of their driver’s licenses. To find out where you stand with the State of Texas regarding your driving record, you can check out your info by accessing the information available on the Texas Department of Public Safety License Eligibility System web page. This is a valuable informational resource that allows you to pay any fees associated with a suspended driver’s license. The web page also informs you about what you need to do before you restore your driving privileges.
Even if you are a Texas resident that has a suspended driver’s license for several years, you should be able to schedule a hearing immediately. To expedite the process, a highly rated lawyer like Adam Capetillo can help you receive a court order that gives you permission to drive to work.
Driving is a privilege that you should take seriously. If you need to acquire an occupational driver’s license, schedule a free initial consultation with criminal defense attorney Adam Capetillo by submitting the online contact form or by calling our office at (346) 249-5544.