Fill out this form only if you have a low-income, receive public assistance because you have a low income, or cannot pay the court filing fee. Driving With an Occupational License in Texas Driving with an occupational license is a privilege you won't want to lose, so take care to follow the rules. Due to varying requirements for each court, please consult the court with which you intend to file a petition for an occupational driver license to determine if the petition on the website is acceptable. You did something wrong, like drink and drive, and the state of Texas suspended your driving privileges. Maybe you are the sole wage earner in the family, and work is a long commute away. You can qualify for an occupational license only if you prove to the court that you require driving privileges to do your regular job, to get to and from work or school, or to do essential household duties.
An example of an occupational driver license petition is available for free from the. I will get you everything that you need to mail in. Then scan and email or fax it back to us. A petition for an occupational license can be rejected for many reasons. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,368,139.
An occupational license is an exception to the rule. That period doubles if, in the prior five years, your license was suspended for a conviction for driving while intoxicated, assault while intoxication or manslaughter. There is a 90-day waiting period. The court order may be used as a driver license for 45 days from the date of the judge's signature while the request for an occupational license is processed. A in creative writing and enjoys writing legal blogs and articles. You must keep your court order in the vehicle with you at all times and present it along with your occupational driver license upon demand by a peace officer. Assuming all goes well, you will get your license in the mail in three to four weeks.
There is a mandatory one-year waiting period. An occupational driver license cannot be issued for purposes of operating a commercial motor vehicle during a period of license suspension, revocation, cancellation or denial. Generally, if you lose your Texas driver's license eligibility, you can't drive. Some courts Dallas County, for instance allow me to go to court and get everything done in the same day. Tarrant County, Denton County and Collin County always take longer.
In the performance of essential household duties. An occupational driver's license allows you to drive legally while your regular license is suspended, but only in very specific circumstances. Please allow 21 business days for processing. Select one of the following by placing a check mark. You can bring it to me in person or mail it back to me. Upon a proper showing of necessity, however, the Court may waive the 4-hour restriction and allow Petitioner to operate a motor vehicle for not more than 12 hours in any 24 consecutive hour period.
In Texas, the court can suspend your driving license if you owe delinquent child support. I can also get the orders for you and send them to you or you can pick them up from my office if you so request. This can be a lifeline when your Texas driver's license status is suspended or revoked. Read your order to learn when it takes effect. It is the second-most populous county in Texas and the ninth-most populous in the United States.
Petitioner has never been issued an occupational license. Other counties require me to e-file, request a hearing and other procedures that make the process take longer. If you lost your license because of child support arrears or a physical or mental disability, the court won't grant your petition. I will provide you with detailed instructions in an email. After the form is completed and required documents are provided and verified, a court date will be set and the Plaintiff will receive notification.
If the Judge grants the Petition, an order will be prepared and sent to the Plaintiff. You'll have to wait a full year if you have had two or more convictions within the past five years. Use only the paragraph that is the basis of the suspension for which you seek this occupational license. Your first application must be to the court. Petitioner has never been convicted under any provision of §521. Spengler splits her time between the French Basque Country and Northern California. You will need to provide me with evidence of this installation in the form of an installation receipt from the company that performed the install.
You'll need to submit a certified copy of the petition as well as a certified copy of the court order granting the occupational license. As an Assistant Attorney General in Juneau, she practiced before the Alaska Supreme Court and the U. This form does not require the audit number or your social security number. If we email or fax you the form, print it out and fill it in at your convenience. Sometimes, a driver's license is part of the glue holding your world or your family together. They are more restricted than the rules for driving with a regular license.