Occupational Driver's License
DWI Lawyer in Conroe
When a driver is arrested for
DWI in Conroe and fails or refuses a
breath or blood test, his or her license will be in danger of suspension. If the driver does
not schedule an
ALR hearing to challenge the suspension or is convicted of
DWI, the driver will lose his or her license. Fortunately, a driver may be
able to apply for an occupational driver's license, which will allow
him or her to drive for limited purposes only.
With extensive experience as a Conroe DWI attorney, Doug Atkinson can offer
you the legal guidance you need not only to challenge your drunk driving
charges but to apply for an occupational license if needed.
What Is an Occupational License?
An occupational license is a special restricted license issued to drivers
whose licenses have been suspended for alcohol-related offenses. An occupational
license allows the person to drive for their occupation, for educational
purposes, or in the performance of essential household duties. It does
not allow for the operation of commercial vehicles.
How Do I Obtain an Occupational License?
A request for an occupational license must be filed in the designated county
or district court in the county where the driver resides or in the county
where the alcohol related offense occurred. A hearing will then be held
in front of the Judge who will determine whether or not to grant an occupational license.
If the Judge grants the occupational license he or she will sign a court
order which must be certified and then be submitted to DPS along with
a certified copy of the petition. You must also obtain and submit an original
certificate of proof of SR-22 insurance. Once DPS receives theses documents
and the occupational license fee, they will issue the occupational license.
Other reinstatement fees also will be required.
Does an Occupational License Allow You to Drive a Commercial Motor Vehicle?
You cannot receive an occupational license to drive a commercial motor vehicle.
Apply for a Restricted License: Hire a Conroe DWI Attorney
Attorney Doug Atkinson has helped hundreds of clients throughout Conroe
and surrounding areas get occupational licenses. He is familiar with the
rules and regulations and can streamline the process for you so that you
can get back your license to drive. If you need help obtaining an occupation
driver’s license, call the firm at (936)-417-1115.