Photo of a suspended license formIf your driver’s license has been suspended because of driving while intoxicated or as result of refusing to undertake a breath analyzer test, a restricted driver’s license can be acquired, based on your eligibility.

It is termed as ODL or Occupational Drivers License, and is issued by the court for a good cause. The privileges of the license are limited to domestic chores, school, medical appointments, religious worship and other essential and non-recreational needs. With an occupational driver’s license, you can drive for twelve hours a day or sixty hours every week.

If it is your first time being charged with Driving While Intoxicated or DWI, you have to wait for thirty days from the date your license was suspended, before making a petition for ODL. If it is already your second DWI conviction, you have to wait for a period of ninety days before being allowed to file a petition in court.

If you have a couple of convictions for DWI in a year, you should wait for a year before being allowed to petition for ODL. However, if your DWI conviction is three or more in a year, you will not be allowed to have an occupational driver’s license.

In many instances, an interlock license may be issued by the court, in which an alcohol breath analyzer will be connected to the ignition of your vehicle.

Before you can start the engine, you must first blow on the breath analyzer. If the machine detects a level of alcohol content that exceeds a mandated limit, the engine of your car will not start.

In case you are continuing to driver even if your license was suspended for DWI, you must stop immediately. Do not make your situation worse than it is by hoping that the police will never catch you, since your ninety-day suspension may be extended to at least a year.

The law firm of Attorney Mike Goolsby can help you acquire an occupational driver’s license that will allow you to perform specific household chores as well as drive to and from work and school. An ODL will not restore your entire driving privileges but it is better to have it than to gamble with your future.

Take note you may be allowed to drive a motor vehicle for the specific needs of your work, education and family if you committed a driving offense. However, there are particular instances where an occupational driver’s license will not be given such as specific medical conditions and delinquent child support.

An attorney is not necessarily needed in order to apply for an occupational driver’s license. However, you have to realize that the process of reinstatement can be difficult and frustrating and your legal counsel must have a thorough understanding of the justice system of the district or county where your license was suspended.

This is one of the main reasons why you should retain the services of The Goolsby Law Firm.

We have been serving the legal needs of Dallas residents for more than eleven years and had accumulated the necessary experience needed to persuade the court to grant you an occupational driver’s license.