How to Obtain an Occupational License
Driving is a privilege, not a right. But this privilege is often essential to keeping a job, attending school, caring for your loved ones, and aiding in your personal growth and development. Because we rely so heavily on driving abilities it can be devastating to have your driver’s license suspended as the result of a drunk driving charge or conviction. Luckily there are options you can seek out for obtaining an occupational license. By knowing what steps are required for this process you are better able to weigh your options against your interests, needs and abilities.
Steps for Seeking an Occupational Driver’s License
Occupational licenses allow those who carry them to operate their vehicle in certain time periods, typically during the work and school day, in order to maintain their ability to support themselves and their family. In order to obtain this license one must:
Bring a petition to either the country or district court in the jurisdiction where your charge or conviction was received.
If approved you will need to gather a number of materials, such as your SR-22 and all appropriate fines.
All materials will be sent to the Department of Public Safety
You will then receive a temporary copy of your temporary license, which will be followed by the hard copy to be used throughout the period of license suspension.
If you have been pulled over under the suspicion of driving while intoxicated there is a chance you may subsequently have your driver’s license suspended, whether it is because you refused a test for blood alcohol concentration or if your test indicated illegal intoxication. When this happens you deserve the assistance of a drunk driving attorney who will help you defend your freedoms and rights, including the ability to transport yourself.
For More Information
If you would like to know more about license suspension law, occupational licenses, or any of the processes associated with drunk driving, visit the website of the Dallas occupational driver’s license attorney Mark Lassiter today.