If you have ever been without reliable transportation for even a day, you likely realized how hard it was to accomplish everyday tasks without being able to get in the car and get it done. Simply put, the ability to drive is something that most, if not all, of us need to keep our lives functioning. Among the other headaches that come with a DWI arrest, a license suspension can have disastrous affects on our ability to get where we need to go. We at DWI PROS realize how incredibly frustrating it can be to be unable to get to work or school because of a DWI arrest.
Texas law provides the ability to challenge a license suspension by requesting an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing within fifteen (15) days from the date of arrest. This subject is dealt with more specifically on other parts of our website. However, since there is such little time for an individual to request an ALR hearing, they often miss the deadline. It is important to remember that this is not the end of the road. Texas law provides that an individual can apply for an Occupational License in certain circumstances. The Texas Transportation Code outlines the requirements and procedures that one needs to follow in order to secure an Occupational License. These steps include:
- Drafting and Filing a Petition with the Court that has Jurisdiction;
- Obtaining a special form of insurance (SR-22);
- Presentation in front the Judge whose Court your case is in; and
- Sending the Court Order and other documents to DPS
Once you receive your Occupational License you will be able to travel to work, school, and places that are related to basic household duties. This license will allow you to drive up to twelve (12) hours on a given day. Hire a DWI PRO today by calling (210) 222-2288 to ensure that you are able to function and continue living your life while your case is handled with care by our team of professionals.