REINSTATE DRIVER’S LICENSE PRIVILEGES IN TEXAS
There are many different reasons a person’s driving privileges can be suspended. Once our experienced legal team determines why the suspension has been levied, then we begin work on reinstating your driving privileges. Some of the most common reasons for a suspension are listed below:
OUTSTANDING TRAFFIC TICKETS IN TEXAS – SUSPENDED LICENSE:
About 30% of the calls we get for suspended license issues are caused by outstanding traffic tickets in Texas. Traffic tickets are both criminal and civil in nature. The criminal element is the actual offense you are charged with. For, example, the charge of speeding is criminal. The civil element is the effect too many convictions can have on your driving privileges. For example get 3 speeding tickets with a 3 year period and Texas can find that you are a high risk driver and suspend your driver’s license.
Another way a driver’s license can be suspended due to traffic tickets is by ignoring them for a long period of time. Texas created a law that allows for cities and counties to put an “omni fee” hold on your driver’s license number for any traffic ticket that remains unresolved. This hold disallows you from having your license reinstated after it expires. The thinking behind this law was that eventually you are going to need a license and sooner or later you will be forced to take care of your traffic tickets. It has worked better than any law on the books too. A majority of calls we get are in relation to the omni hold. Our legal staff assists thousands of people a year get the hold lifted and get driving license privileges reinstated.
Our lawyers break these types of cases into the civil and criminal elements and take care of them each separately. For the criminal charge of speeding, our lawyers will lift the warrant plead you not guilty and attempt to have the traffic ticket dismissed or kept from affecting your driving record any further. For the civil hold, we will pay the omni hold suspending your license and provide you with proof of payment. Usually, 7 – 10 days after payment of the omni hold fee you can go to The Department of Public Safety and have your license renewed or reinstated.
TRAFFIC TICKET CONVICTIONS – DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION HEARINGS:
Outstanding traffic tickets are different from having too many convictions for moving violations. Convictions cannot be kept off your record once they are reported to Texas DPS. Texas turned to the points system in 2003 which allows courts to report moving violations and have them logged as points on your record. Too many points within a 3 year period will get you a suspension of your driving privileges.
They key is knowing your rights and protecting them. Texas cannot suspend your privileges without notice and hearing. A notice of their intent to suspend your driving privileges will be mailed to your address on file with the Department of Public Safety. Once you get that notice contact us immediately. We can contest the suspension and set the matter for hearing. Normally, the suspension will be probated for 6 months to 1 year in exchange for your promise not to receive any new citations during the probation period.
A convenient part of this scenario is the fact that you do not even have to show up to the hearing to explain why you have blemishes on your driving record. Basically, you do not have to beg and plead for your driving privileges not to be suspended. We do all the heavy lifting and you are contacted by us after the hearing with the results. If you have a driver’s license suspension hearing you would like us to attend for you, call our Carrollton lawyers today.