Occupational Driver's Licenses
Helping Acquire an Occupational Driver's License
When the police have properly followed procedure and a suspect has failed a breath or blood test, it is not always possible to prevent an Administrative License Revocation. In these cases, our attorneys always work to help people get an occupational driver's license.
Getting an Occupational Driver's License
An occupational driver's license allows people to drive to and from work, to medical appointments, to school, as well as to perform essential household duties. However, occupational driver's licenses are not automatically granted. At Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl LLP, in Dallas, Texas, our lawyers regularly assist people who have had their driver's license suspended apply for an occupational driver's license.
A judge is required to sign an order granting an occupational driver's license before one will be will be issued by the Department of Public Safety. In addition to a judge's order, the Department of Public safety requires that a number of fees be paid, including re-instatement fees and issuance fees. DPS will also require that the person being granted the occupational driver's license carry SR-22 insurance, an expensive insurance policy that requires the insurance company to inform the Department of Public Safety if the policy is cancelled, terminated, or lapses.
While we always try to preserve our client's full driving privileges, an occupational driver's license is often the best solution once our client's driving privileges have been suspended.
Contact our Dallas, Texas, DWI Lawyers
Contact the attorneys at Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl LLP if you or someone you know has been charged with driving under the influence. Our attorneys represent clients in the state of Texas as well as nationally. We can be reached by phone at (214.504.1133, by e-mail, or by filling out the intake form on our Contact Us page.