Driver’s Licenses


Most Texans drive. The Lone Star State is the 2nd largest and most populous in the United States. Although Texas is home to some of the largest cities in the country, public transportation is underfunded and underdeveloped. Maintaining a valid Driver’s License is therefore critical to millions of Texans.

In Texas, driving privileges can be suspended, often without notice, for a variety of reasons stemming from legal, financial, and personal issues. Common scenarios for suspension include: 

  1. DWI and other alcohol offenses: Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is serious. A DWI arrest can result in the immediate suspension of driving privileges. The suspension for drivers with a commercial license can be lengthy and financially devastating. Learn more.

  2. Tickets and point accumulation: Texas employs a points system to track driving violations. Accumulating too many points within a specified period can result in a suspended license. Points are assigned for various offenses, such as speeding and failure to maintain financial responsibility (liability insurance).

  3. Reckless Driving or Racing: Engaging in reckless driving or participating in illegal racing can result in license suspension. While popular, these activities are a nuisance and danger to all motorists in Texas. 

Occupational Driver’s Licenses are available for motorists with suspended driving privileges in Texas – though not every driver is eligible. Learn more.


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Driving facts involved failing to maintain a single lane and speeding. Client refused breath test and forced law enforcement to obtain search warrant for blood. Blood test result was not used after challenge from Defense, and State waived and abandoned charge.



Client was a college student, worried about the collateral consequences of an alcohol offense. After negotiation and review of the traffic stop, the case was dismissed. Client received no criminal conviction. The charge was later expunged and deleted from client’s record.



Client was involved in minor accident. Client was at fault in accident. A young executive, client was concerned that a criminal conviction for DWI would result in termination. After review of the traffic stop, it was clear the officer lacked probable cause for arrest. State eventually dismissed DWI charge. Client received no criminal conviction.


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Client, a military veteran, was facing up to one year in jail. State could not prove intoxication by alcohol, and was prepared to proceed on loss of use by marijuana. After challenging the State to prove that marijuana was ingested at or near time of driving, and that marijuana impaired client’s driving, the State dismissed the case on the day of trial.



Driving facts involved a false claim by police that taillight was out. After challenging the reasonable suspicion for the traffic stop, the State was forced to dismiss the case when video did not match police report. Client has since expunged arrest, and has no criminal record.



Client is a public school teacher and faced immediate termination upon conviction. The facts of the case were bad. State was unwilling to budge in negotiation, and matter was set for trial – the last shot at avoiding a conviction and preserving client’s livelihood. State was forced to dismiss on day of trial. Client has no criminal record, and has since expunged the DWI arrest.

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