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Occupational Drivers License - ODL

Work Permits or Hardship Licenses

If someone is caught driving after losing their Texas driver's license due to DWI, they may have to pay hundreds of dollars to bond out of jail. In addition, they may loose their driver license for even a longer period of time and face up to 6 months in jail.

A person who is arrested for DWI has to fight in order to keep their right to drive. They will need an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately as there are time sensitive issues which need to be avoided.

People who have a suspended license may be eligible for an ODL, better known as a restricted or occupational driver's license which is a temporary driving permit.

Contact us her for general questions on ODL.

DWI And Texas Driver's License Suspensions

Drivers that are arrested for driving while intoxicated in Texas will have two (2) cases to deal with. Both cases are very important and need to be dealt with immediately. They are:

  • The DWI arrest itself and a temporary Administrative Drivers License Suspension
  • The ALR or Administrative License Revocation proceeding - a civil action that offers an arrestee the a limited opportunity to avoid an ALR Suspension

If a driver is stopped and suspected of driving while intoxicated, they will be asked to take a breath or blood test. If the driver fails or refuses to submit to a breath or blood test, they will be arrested and taken to jail. Their Texas driver license and driving privileges will be suspended and be effective forty (40) days after they were requested to provide a breath or blood specimen.

An individual can be arrested, their Texas drivers license may be suspended, and their right to get a license can be denied for many reasons. Some of them are:

  • Refusing to take a DWI breath test
  • Failing a breath test
  • Having any detectable amount of alcohol while driving if you�re under 21
  • DWI Conviction
  • Class C tickets for no insurance, auto registration, or drivers license
  • Causing an auto accident while driving without insurance
  • Possession of Marijuana or other controlled substances
  • DWI charges
  • Too many traffic violations
  • An arrest for DWI

Texas law provides that the driver may request an Administrative License Revocation or ALR hearing in writing fifteen (15) days after their arrest. DWI is the only misdemeanor criminal offense for which a person cannot receive a deferred adjudication. This is why it's important to immediately obtain and experienced attorney like me to challenge the legality of the proposed license suspension by requesting an ALR within 15 days after being arrested. Visit my FAQ page on occupational drivers license and learn more about ODL, ALR, and DWI in Texas.

If you license has been suspended in a different state other than Texas, and you are moving to Texas, you may qualify for a Texas occupational drivers license.

An Occupational Driver's License (ODL) Allows Driving Privileges

Even if a person's license is suspended or they are denied the right to get a license, many drivers are eligible for an Occupational Drivers Licenses. With an occupational driver�s license a person is entitled to drive to and from work, school, and to run necessary errands such as shopping. By Texas law, a person with an ODL is entitled to drive up to 4 hours a day. If they can get a judge�s permission, they may be entitled to drive up to 12 hours per day,

The Law Office of Larry Dassow which is located in Fort Worth, Texas, provides prompt and experienced DWI and Occupational Drivers License services for the areas in Tarrant County cities, such as ft worth, Arlington, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Weatherford, Fort Worth and Dallas dfw areas. This includes the communities of the Dallas Ft Worth Metroplex, Arlington, Cleburne, Weatherford, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Mansfield, Richardson, and Plano.

You may contact us at A Texas Attorney for any general questions about an occupational driver's license. For an in depth case evaluation on obtaining an occupational driver's license, DWI, or an ALR hearing, please visit our Case Evaluation consultation page. All lawyers at A Texas Attorney law office look forward to helping you with any legal issues you may have.

Larry Dassow
A Texas Attorney at Law, Ft Worth



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