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Understanding Your Driver License Eligibility In Texas
Lawyers That Help With Driver License Suspensions
One of the most common reasons for driver license suspensions in Texas is driving while a license is invalid and then getting a conviction for a traffic related offense during the invalid period. It is important to know how to do a search on your driving record to determine the eligibility of your driving privileges and also to understand how important it is to protect your driving record. This article will outline those two main issues. If you would like to discuss your driving privileges with our legal team after reading this article, feel free to contact our office at 214-321-4105.
How To Determine If Your License Is Eligible In Texas
First, in order to determine the status of your driver license in Texas you need to know where to go. The best way to determine the eligibility of your license is by visiting the Texas Driver License Eligibility website. The site can be found by clicking the link below. In order to use the site you will need your driver license number, last 4 of your social security number and date of birth.
Once you have pulled up the website and input the necessary identifying information, the site should pull up your name and the status of your license. If the status states “Eligible” then your license is in good standing. However, if the license states “Ineligible” then you will need to scroll down the page to determine what the reason is for the status of the license. There can be multiple reasons listed. Each reason comes with a way in which to resolve the issue. In some cases, the only remedy will be to obtain an occupational driver license. If this is the case, our experienced team of occupational driver license lawyers can assist you with that step.
Protecting Your Driving Record While Your License Is Invalid
We can’t tell you how many times we have had conversations with potential clients who state, “well my license is invalid anyway, so I don’t care if my tickets go on my record.” This is absolutely the wrong viewpoint to have regarding your driving record. It is even more important to protect your record during an invalid period than at any other time. The reason is because anything that hits your driving record while your license is invalid causes an additional 2 year suspension of your driving privileges. So, that person may not care at this moment about their driving record, but 2 years is a long time. Many opportunities for employment, etc. can come and go within that time period. If you choose to protect your record even when your license is invalid it also decreases money wasted going to the State of Texas for surcharges. A driving while license invalid surcharge costs you $750.00 per offense every time that you are stopped. We have seen people owe thousands of dollars to the State of Texas in surcharges for not caring about their driving record while their license was in an invalid period. We suggest if your license is invalid at this time and you have outstanding traffic related citations, call our Dallas traffic ticket lawyers today to discuss how to protect your record to save money and additional suspensions.