Allen ODL Lawyer

If you have committed a driving offense that has resulted in your license being suspended, one option open to you is to apply to the court for restricted driving privileges, known as an occupational drivers license. This is a better option than risking a conviction of driving while suspended, and can often be granted if you have no other choice but to drive in your daily life.

The occupational drivers license is there to help people convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) or other offense that has resulted in suspension of their driving privileges, continue to drive for certain prescribed reasons. These reasons can include travel to and from work, or school, or certain other family duties, which could be taking the kids to school, getting to medical appointments, etc.

When you have lost your license because of a conviction for DWI or some other reason, and you must drive, do not risk a further penalty, in the Dallas or Allen area call The Goolsby Law Firm for help to petition the court for an occupational drivers license. Criminal defense lawyer Mike Goolsby has two decades of experience, and the expertise and know-how to petition the court should you require an occupational drivers license.

An occupational drivers license will still mean your driving privileges are severely restricted, but it may stop you losing your job, and help you continue with your life, and avoid the additional worry and expense of loss of earnings on top of your driving conviction. Attorney Mike Goolsby and The Goolsby Law Firm have a wealth of experience in representing people in the Dallas and Allen area that have been subject to a driving while intoxicated conviction. He has the knowledge and experience to successfully put together your petition for the privileges of an occupational drivers license, and this expertise will magnify the potential of you gaining these rights in your court hearing.

This type of permit allows you to drive for a certain period each day (usually four hours). Also you will be restricted to driving for certain prescribed reasons, such as getting to and from work, attending medical appointments, getting to school, and others. You may also be restricted to certain routes, or counties. While four hours is the usual limit if certain extenuating reasons can be shown this can be increased to 12 hours per day. The ultimate limit is 60 hours per week, as this is the maximum time allowed by this legislation.

Before filing your petition to the court it is essential that your case is properly prepared, and Mike Goolsby can help you to do this. With his help and representation you will magnify the chances of achieving success in this matter. An occupational drivers license can be invaluable to recover your life after a conviction has resulted in you losing your right to drive. It should be noted that this type of occupational drivers license can never be granted in the case of a professional driver.

If you have lost your license for any reason for a period in the Dallas and Allen area, and it is essential that you drive, then call The Goolsby Law Firm for help filing a petition for an occupational drivers license. Call today for a completely free initial consultation to discuss your situation and the chances of success. Complete discretion and confidentiality is assured.