Fort Worth ODL Lawyer
If you have had your driving license revoked for any reason in the state of Texas, and in your day-to-day life you have no option but to drive, then one possible solution is an occupational driver’s license. Rather than risk a conviction for driving on a suspended license an occupational driver’s license is an ideal solution, and can stop further problems happening such us losing your employment if you are facing this situation.
If you have been convicted of an offense such as driving while intoxicated (DWI), and your license has been suspended, then an occupational driver license is a way for you to keep some restricted driving privileges in certain circumstances. The court will prescribe restrictions that will be put on you, and outline the reasons for which you are allowed to drive. These restrictions could include the right to drive only in certain areas, and the reasons, plus the amount of time you can be behind the wheel. Valid reasons could be to travel to and from work or school, or perform other essential family duties such as taking the kids to school, or attending medical appointments etc.
If your driving license has been taken away for a period of time, and you need to drive, contact The Goolsby Law Firm in the North Texas and Fort Worth area for help with obtaining a occupational drivers license. Attorney Mike Goolsby can prepare a petition for the court, and with this level of experience working for you your chances of success are multiplied. You will already be facing some pretty serious repercussions due to your original conviction, and this measure can stop further problems happening, for example losing your job due to your inability to get to the workplace.
Good quality professional legal representation is essential in the matter of petitioning the court for an occupational drivers license, as an acceptable and valid reason must be shown why you should be able to continue to drive for certain tasks. If you are successful, then you will have a license to drive for a certain period during the day, (typically four hours,) if this is insufficient, and further good reason can be shown, it can be raised to up to 12 hours per day. The top limit is 60 hours in each week, which is the maximum allowed under this legislation.
Proper preparation of your petition is essential before presenting it to the court to give yourself the greatest chance of success. As a prior criminal trial attorney with the District attorney’s office Mike Goolsby has extensive knowledge of just how the court system works in this area, as well as exactly what the judge will need to hear to grant this privilege to you. It should be noted however that this type of occupational driver’s license will never be granted if you are a professional driver.
If you’re driving license suspension has put you in an impossible situation, and you need to continue to drive to manage your everyday tasks, and then contact The Goolsby Law Firm. We offer a completely free initial consultation where you can discuss the possibilities open to you, and if this procedure is appropriate in your situation. Call today, confidentiality and complete discretion is always assured.