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Obtaining an Occupational License

Persons who have been accused of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs may face charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI). In Texas, DWI charges are taken very seriously, and the individual may face fines, probation, and revocation of driving privileges if convicted. In some cases, a person with a restricted license may apply for an occupational license to be able to drive to work, school, and other obligations.

The loss of driving privileges can have a serious effect on a person's life and may cause problems professionally and socially. If you have been accused of DWI and are facing driver’s license revocation, contact Austin criminal attorney Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950.

Occupational License Requirements

In order to obtain an occupational license, applicants should:

  • Provide a certified copy of the petition requesting the license
  • Provide a copy of a court order granting the occupational license
  • Show proof of SR-22 insurance coverage
  • Pay the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) fee
  • Pay the one-time occupational license fee
  • If required, pay the reinstatement fees for Statutory Reinstatement and Driver Improvement suspension

In Texas, occupational licenses are usually granted for one year, with a maximum allowance of two years if granted by the court.

Contact Us

If you are facing DWI charges and are in danger of losing your drivers license, contact Austin criminal defense lawyer Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 to discuss your legal options.


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