What You Should Know About Suspended Licenses

January 1, 2022 | By Shane Phelps Law
What You Should Know About Suspended Licenses

license suspension can drastically impact an individual’s life. If an individual is facing a license suspension, it could be on both administrative and criminal accounts. It is important to understand the components of license suspension, such as reinstatement, paperwork, as well as potential actions to help remedy the issue.

Shane Phelps Law has an understanding of license suspensions, and understands just how serious it can be. Our team can provide you with the information you need.

How Do You Obtain a Reinstatement?

It is important to recognize that there are specific requirements when trying to reinstate a license. There are actions that you will have to take in regards to both the suspension and the additional penalties that you are facing.

  • If you are required to attend a drug or alcohol education program, you will need a certificate of completion prior to the end of your suspension.
  • You will need to pay any necessary reinstatement and or administrative fees. These costs may vary depending on your charges.
  • You will also need to provide specific proof of insurance, known as an SR-22, from your insuring company.

Thankfully, the state of Texas allows you to complete many of these steps online or by mail, whichever is most convenient.

Can You Obtain an Occupational License?

Not being able to drive can create additional challenges in your life life. For example, you may not be able to get to work or attend to other obligations. What can be done about this? It is possible to obtain an occupational license. This is also known as an “essential need license,” acting as a restricted permit that allows you to drive to specific locations only. An attorney can help you through the following steps:

  • File your request in the court that is handling the DWI case.
  • Obtain a court order for the occupational license and ensure any other necessary documents are in place.
  • Pay the fee to get the occupational license.
  • Pay any necessary reinstatement fees.

Of course, Shane Phelps Law can assist you through this process.

Need Help Navigating a License Suspension?

If your license was suspended due to a DWI, it can be overwhelming to think about the best next steps. That is why it is beneficial to contact an experienced DWI attorney. The team at Shane Phelps Law understands that you still have a life to live, and can help you get an occupational license if necessary. Contact us for assistance with your case today.