Are You in Need of an Occupational Drivers License in Denton County?
I f your driver’s license has been suspended due to a DWI/DUI or for refusing to submit to a breath or blood test, then you may have the option of applying for an Occupational Driver’s License (ODL). While you must be able to demonstrate a valid reason for why you need an ODL, the reason can be rather broad. An Occupational Driver’s License can be given to employed individuals who need to get to their place of employment, unemployed persons who need a vehicle to get to medical appointments, students who need to drive to school, or homemakers who need to buy groceries or do other household tasks.
In order to obtain an Occupational Driver’s License in Texas, you must file a petition and be granted an Order signed by the judge giving you the right to drive. Typically, this temporary license will only be issued for a 4 hour period and, subject to the nature of your offense, may contain other restrictions. To drive more than 4 hours, you must establish a valid cause for why you need a longer period. The maximum you are permitted is up to 12 hours a day and 60 hours a week.
Hiring an ODL Attorney in Denton
There are many qualifications to when how you can file to obtain an Occupational Driver’s License. For instance, drivers charged with their first DWI must wait 30 days before petitioning the court for an ODL while second-time offenders must wait 90 days. Successfully proving “good cause” to the court can also be problematic, especially if you need to drive for longer than 4 hours or move between counties. Seeking the counsel and assistance of an experienced ODL attorney can ensure a positive outcome for you.
At the law office of Randy Brooks, we are experienced in helping our clients procure an Occupational Driver’s License for a variety of situations. Whatever your circumstances, we can help you get back on the road and living the life you need to.
Contact us today for your initial consultation. We serve clients in Denton and the surrounding area.