DWI / DUI

Texas Occupational Driver’s License

Helping You Get a DWI Occupational License

If you are suffering through a license suspension in Texas, you may be eligible to apply for an “Occupational License.” This is a special type of court approved driver’s license that permits you to operate a vehicle for the purposes of commuting between work, school, and home. Depending on the specific restrictions imposed by the court for the occupational license, you may also be able to drive and fulfill household responsibilities.

An occupational license does not include the operation of commercial vehicles. Also, you cannot obtain an occupational license if you were suspended due to medical inability to drive or failure to meet child support obligations. In order to obtain an Occupational License, you have to make a request through your nearest District or County court and are subject to numerous requirements and restrictions.

After court approval, you are required to present the court paperwork to the Department of Public Safety. You will also need proper insurance documentation and money for both the occupational license fees and other reinstatement fees. The courts do not compel applicants to have a lawyer for these procedures. However, obtaining the services of a Houston lawyer can ensure that the process is simplified for you and that your specific needs are addressed.

Why choose the Law Offices of Billy Skinner?

With the assistance of our firm, you can negotiate for broader privileges than what is normally permitted. A typical Occupational License allows for most drivers to operate a vehicle for no more than 4 hours per day. We know that often, depending on your circumstances, you cannot accomplish everything that needs to be done in a day in such a minimal period of time. In some situations, you may be able to obtain driving privileges for up to 12 hours per day.

These more lenient terms most often go to drivers who have children to care for along with work and other school responsibilities. People who merely have work but no family obligations are typically granted shorter periods that they are permitted to drive. In any type of situation, if you have a suspended license and you find yourself struggling to keep up with your duties, contact the Law Offices of Billy Skinner today to learn more about obtaining an Occupational License in Harris County or Houston. We can help you legally get back behind the wheel again.

Call (713) 600-7777 or contact us today.