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What Should I Do If My Driver’s License Was Suspended?


There are various offenses in Texas that can result in your driver’s license being suspended. Whenever you are facing charges where a conviction could result in a driver’s license suspension, it is essential to work with a Temple defense lawyer to fight those charges. If you have already been convicted and your driver’s license was suspended, it is important to learn more about getting your license reinstated, and what to do if you are stopped for driving on a suspended license in Texas. Our Texas misdemeanor defense attorneys have more information that can help you.

Understand Why Driver’s Licenses Can Be Suspended in Texas 

It is important to understand the circumstances in which a driver’s license can be suspended in Texas. Under Texas law, a driver’s license can be suspended for any of the following reasons:

  • Operating a motor vehicle without a valid license;
  • Habitually reckless driver;
  • Habitual violator of traffic laws;
  • Fraudulent use of driver’s license;
  • Conviction of an offense in another state that allows for a driver’s license suspension;
  • Conviction of two or more offenses that involve restrictions on use of the driver’s license;
  • Responsible for an accident that resulted in serious injury or property damage;
  • Conviction of more than two moving violations within the last year and under 18 years old; or
  • Conviction of offense involving fleeing or eluding a police officer.

These are largely misdemeanor offenses, and it is important to work with a defense lawyer to develop a defense strategy so that you can avoid a driver’s license suspension.

Do Not Drive on a Suspended License 

If your driver’s license is suspended, it is essential to avoid driving on a suspended license. If you are now facing charges for driving on a suspended license, it is essential to get in touch with a criminal defense lawyer who can assess your case and discuss options with you for avoiding another conviction.

Learn About Your Options for Reinstatement 

Reinstatement for your driver’s license will depend upon the offense that resulted in the suspension and other factors that are specific to your case. Generally speaking, once the license suspension period has ended and you have completed any requirements imposed by the court, you can visit the Texas Department of Public Safety to pay any fees and provide information to have your license reinstated.

Contact a Temple Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer Today for Assistance 

Many offenses that result in the suspension of a driver’s license are misdemeanors, and it may be possible to successfully fight the misdemeanor charges you are facing in order to avoid having your license suspended. If your license has been suspended and you are caught driving on a suspended license, the penalties can be serious, and it is important to have an attorney on your side.

Whether you are currently facing misdemeanor charges that could result in a suspended license or you need help defending against charges of driving on a suspended license, our firm can help. An experienced Temple misdemeanor defense lawyer at The Law Office of Katie L. Gomez, PLLC can talk with you today about your case and can provide you with more information about potential defense strategies.






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