Dallas criminal lawyer Constantine G. Anagnostis has extensive experience helping individuals obtain an occupational drivers license. Requests for an occupational license must be made to the county or district court where the individual lives or to the court of original jurisdiction where the offense occurred.
If the county or district court determines the individual is eligible to apply for an occupational license, then a court order will be issued. The court order is not the occupational license. A court order is only the order which authorizes the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to issue the occupational license.
Issuance of an Occupational License
The court order and all required items must be submitted to DPS before an occupational license will be issued. The court order may be used as a driver license for 30 days from the date of the judge’s signature while the request for an occupational license is processed.
- Individuals must submit the following items to DPS:
- A certified copy of the petition and a certified copy of the court order granting the occupational license.The judge has the authority to grant an occupational order.
- If the individual is participating in a special drug court program, then the petition is not required.
- A Financial Responsibility Insurance Certificate (SR-22).
- Payment of the occupational license fee.An occupational license is typically issued for one year or less; the maximum length of issuance is two years.
- The court must grant the issuance of an occupational license beyond one year.
- Payment of reinstatement fees.
Individuals Not Eligible
If an individual’s driving privilege is currently suspended, revoked, cancelled or denied under any law in the State of Texas, then an occupational license will not be issued to operate a commercial driver license.
Driver Eligibility Status
For individuals who are required to submit compliance documents (i.e. certificate of completion, SR-22, etc.), their driver eligibility status will change from “ineligible” to “eligible” on the License Eligibility website once all documents have been processed and fees have been paid.
Dallas criminal lawyer Constantine Anagnostis dedicates his practice to people who are facing criminal charges, with a primary emphasis on DWI, Drug Offenses, Expunction & Nondisclosure Agreements, and Occupational Driver’s License Issues. Dallas criminal lawyer Constantine G. Anagnostis understands the law, procedures, and penalties pertaining to criminal law, and will aggressively fight to protect your rights. You may call 817-229-0319 to schedule a free consultation, or submit a sample case form. At DFW Criminal Lawyers, L.L.C., we look forward to helping you.