Driver's License Cases

There are 3 situations that commonly lead to driver’s license suspensions.  These are as follows:
Criminal convictions, such as, but not limited to, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Driving While License Invalid (DWLI), Driving While License Suspended (DWLS), Providing/Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, Displaying Fictitious Inspection and Registration Decals, No Insurance (Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility), Racing, Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP), Minor in Consumption of Alcohol (MIC), Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Drug Convictions.  It is important to hire an attorney, who understands the effect that certain convictions will have on your driver’s license privileges.  At the Law Office of Reed Wainwright, it is understood that you need to continue to drive so that you can maintain your employment, perform essential household duties and if applicable, continue to drive for educational purposes.   
Breath Test or Blood Test Refusals:  After a DWI charge, your driver’s license will be suspended if you refuse a breath or blood test or if you fail a breath or blood test.  In order to protect your driver’s license privileges, it is important that you properly request an Administrative License Revocation Hearing within 15 days after receipt of the notice of suspension.  If you fail to do so, your driver’s license privileges will be suspended in 40 days from the date you received notice.  As a result, it is very important that you contact the Law Office of Reed Wainwright immediately after receiving the notice of the suspension.  If the 15 days have expired, then you may be eligible to petition a court of jurisdiction for an occupational driver’s license.  The Law Office of Reed Wainwright can determine your eligibility in obtaining an occupational driver’s license.  In certain situations with an occupational driver’s license, you may be required by the Texas Department of Public Safety to undergo a waiting period and in some situations, may be required to have an interlock device installed on the vehicle you operate.        
Failure to Pay Surcharges:  If you owe surcharges under the Driver Responsibility Program and you fail to make a payment before the due date, then your driver’s license will be suspended.  Surcharges are assessed if you are convicted of certain criminal offenses like DWI, DWLS, DWLI, and Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility.   Too many traffic convictions can lead to surcharges being imposed based upon the point system.  This is why is it important to hire an attorney, who understands the effect a conviction will have on surcharges being issued against you.  Also, if you qualify as indigent, you will be able to have the amount of the surcharges reduced.  Contact the Law Office of Reed Wainwright to help if you are faced with a criminal charge that can lead to the requirement that you pay surcharges and help evaluate any confusion you may have in regards to surcharges.    

If you are facing a criminal charge or a driver’s license suspension, you need representation immediately. Do not hesitate to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney you can rely on. 

Occupational Driver's License

Your ability to retain your driver's license can affect your ability to show up for work, take care of your family, meet your obligations and even secure future employment. An occupational license can allow you to travel for employment purposes, perform essential household duties and for educational purposes, even while your regular driver's license is suspended. Do not let one instance of poor judgment or misunderstanding put your future at risk. Instead, contact a Parker County attorney who knows your rights. If you need a consultation in determining whether you are eligible for an occupational license contact the Law Office of Reed Wainwright to hire an attorney with skill and knowledge you need.