Fort Worth License Suspension Lawyer

How to Obtain an Occupational License in Texas

You rely on your car to get to work, school, and take care of other important obligations every day. If you are facing a possible license suspension, or your license has already been suspended by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and you need an occupational license, turn to our Fort Worth criminal defense lawyers at The Clark Law Firm. You can retain our services to represent you in any upcoming hearings, as well as argue for the importance and value of maintaining your right to drive.

Want to learn more about your options? Just call (817) 435-4970 and ask for our help to fight for your license.

Defense Strategies for DWI-Related License Suspensions

One of the most common reasons drivers' licenses get suspended in Texas is for driving while intoxicated (DWI) convictions. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, an administrative penalty could suspend your license for 90 days, or up to an entire year. Such durations only describe first-time DWI arrests, with steeper penalties for secondary and subsequent arrests. If you are unable to keep your employment and maintain a healthy living without a license, we may need to argue that an occupational license is not just wanted but also needed.

A few reasons why an occupational license may be granted include:

  • You have custody over your children, who require transport.
  • You need to drive to get to your job and there is no alternative.
  • You go to school or college and have no other transportation.

Navigating the 45-Day Window After License Suspension Hearings

When you retain the services of our Fort Worth occupational license attorneys, we will do everything we can to help you secure an occupational license. If we are successful in our efforts, a judge will approve your occupational license petition. The signed petition by the judge acts as your driver’s license for the next 45 days only.

You need to get a certified copy of that signed petition to the Department of Public Safety (DPS). You may also need to purchase SR-22 automobile insurance and provide proof of that purchase. Only when all necessary documentation and fees are given to the DPS will you actually receive an occupational license, which will last anywhere between six months and two years. Our law firm can help you sort all of this out so you know you do not miss anything important or any deadlines.

Fort Worth's Trusted Advocates for License Suspension Cases

We understand the importance of being able to drive, especially when it comes to work and your other commitments. If you have been arrested for DWI or any other crime which has led to a possible license suspension, we can help. We are dedicated to aggressively protecting your rights and driving privileges. Whenever possible, we strive to avoid license suspensions or secure occupational licenses when a suspension has already been placed.

Need help with a suspended license? Contact us at (817) 435-4970 for immediate assistance and a free consultation.

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