If your driver’s license has been denied, suspended, or revoked, you may be able to obtain an occupational drivers license in Texas. An essential needs license or occupational drivers license is issued in connection with an individual’s job, activities related to school, or performance of essential duties for the household. An occupational drivers license will not be issued if your license was revoked for delinquent child support or if it was denied for medical reasons. If your Texas license has been suspended for failure to pay surcharges or for the many other reasons which qualify, Kelly McMahan Law can help you navigate the legal process of both restoring your good standing with the Texas licensing bureau and obtaining an occupational drivers license in Texas.

The period in which an occupational drivers license in Texas is effective extends to the end of an individual’s regular driver’s license suspension period.

An individual who has received an occupational drivers license is not permitted to operate a motor vehicle more than four hours in any 24-hour period. However, if it is demonstrated that the time is necessary, the court may extend the period to a maximum of 12 hours in a 24-hour period.  An essential needs license in Texas cannot, however, be issued for the purpose of driving a commercial vehicle. With experienced legal representation from Kelly McMahan Law, you can obtain an occupational drivers license in Texas and get help with a request for extended driving hours, if needed.

There is a 30-day time frame in which an individual must submit certain items to the Texas Department of Public Safety, once a court official has determined that you are eligible for an occupational drivers license in Texas. One of the required steps is to pay an occupational license fee and another is to provide proof of required automobile insurance coverage. Failure to fully comply with the steps involved with obtaining an occupational drivers license in Texas could result in a failed attempt. To help ensure that you are granted needed driving privileges, contact Kelly McMahan Law.

Loss of driving privileges due to suspension, revocation, denial, or cancellation of your Texas driver’s license can have a devastating effect on your life. It is very important that you don’t drive without a valid driver’s license because the result could be an extended loss of privileges, along with great expense. An occupational drivers license in Texas can make all the difference in your ability to thrive during the loss of regular driving privileges.

For help obtaining an occupational drivers license Texas, contact Kelly McMahan Law today.