DRIVER LICENSE SUSPENSION HEARING

If you have received a notice from the Texas Department that your license will be suspended, we can help you contest this suspension by requesting a Driver License Suspension Hearing (DLSH). Please note that you only have 20 days from the date of the notice (not the postmark date) to request a Driver License Suspension Hearing (DLSH). If you do not meet this time requirement, your Drivers License will definitely be suspended. DPS is very strict with this time constraint.

This notice means that you have accrued too many traffic ticket / traffic citation convictions on your driving record, i.e., traffic ticket convictions for moving violations, no insurance, no driver’s license or driving on a public roadway while your driver’s license was suspended, invalid or revoked.

Driving with a suspended license is a misdemeanor that can lead to costly fines, longer suspension periods, and even jail time. The police could have your car towed in which case you would be responsible for the towing and storage fees for your vehicle. You may also be required to pay heavy fines, a license reinstatement fee, expensive SR-22 insurance rates, and an annual surcharge for several years. It doesn’t matter whether or not you knew your license was suspended at the time.

Protect your driving privilege. Contact ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP. Let ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP contest the Driver License suspension. Let ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP represent you at your DRIVER LICENSE SUSPENSION HEARING (DLSH) and try to have your suspension probated in order to allow you to continue driving with the required documentation.

HOWEVER

If you have not responded in a timely manner to the notice which means that your DRIVER’S LICENSE will be suspended, all is not lost. We can help you get an OCCUPATIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSE (ODL), so that you can drive legally during this suspension period.

There are a variety of reasons why your Texas driver's license might be suspended:

  • Driving Under the Influence. Your license will be suspended if you are found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The length of the suspension (between 90 days and 2 years) depends on the severity of the violation and whether it is a first or repeat offense.
  • Drug Offenses. Your license will be suspended for 180 days if you are convicted for a drug offense (which does not necessarily have to have been committed while operating a motor vehicle).
  • Excessive Moving Violations. Your license will be suspended if you receive 4 or more traffic tickets in a 12 month period or 7 or more traffic tickets in a 24 month period.
  • Driving with a Suspended License or No License. Driving with a suspended license will lead to an increase in the length of the suspension, equal to the original suspension period.
  • Driving without Insurance. Your license will be suspended for a second or subsequent ticket for driving without insurance. All motor vehicles driven in Texas must be properly insured.

TO GET FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT AN OCCUPATIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSE AND TO PROTECT YOUR DRIVING PRIVILEGE CONTACT ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP 214.370.8260

Our office handles Driver License Suspension Hearings in Dallas County, Collin County, Denton County, Kaufman County, Ellis County and Tarrant County.

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