Occupational Driver’s License

Jan 16, 2015

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If your driver’s license was suspended due to a DWI or DUI, it might be possible for you to obtain an occupational driver’s license. Occupational driver’s license, sometimes called essential need license, is a special license that will allow someone to drive to and from his or her workplace. Occupational driver’s licenses may also be used for school-related activities or for performing essential household duties, such as getting groceries or paying bills.

 

Obtaining an occupational driver’s license is rarely straightforward when you have been convicted of a DWI or DUI, and I strong urge you to work with an attorney that specializes in DWI and DUI law in Texas. The first step in obtaining a license is to check the current status of your license, this can be done very easily at the DMV, by phone or on the Texas state website.

 

If you have met with an attorney and have been deemed eligible to apply, a request will be sent to the Justice of the Peace, county or district court where you live, or the court of original jurisdiction to where your license was suspended or revoked.

 

The Texas Attorney Generals office may send a prosecutor to fight against you getting an occupational driver’s license. In these cases, it is imperative that you have a qualified lawyer on your side. If the court determines that you are eligible to apply for an occupational license, then an order will be issued. This order is not a license, it only authorizes the Department of Public Safety to issue the license.

 

If you have any questions about occupational driver’s licenses, please call my office today to set up an appointment. I would be more than happy to discuss your particular case and help you get back to living your life.

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Ashley,

Nov 19, 2014

I can’t tell you how much we appreciate you and your staff’s hard work on my husband’s case. We have such a great sense of relief that this black cloud has been lifted. This case impacted our lives significantly, and he is finally able to get back to work on his own again. Thank you.

B.M.

 

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Texas DWI Laws

Jul 11, 2014
1st Offense Fines

Texas DWI Laws

Driving While Intoxicated, (DWI) is drunk driving. In Texas, the state has set limits to the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) to determine if you are too intoxicated to drive.
In Texas, the BAC levels are 0.08% for drivers over 21 years old, 0.04% for commercial drivers and drivers under 21, any detectable amount can result in an arrest. The first offense carries fines up to $2,000, jail time of 72 hours to six months, and a license suspension of 90 days up to a year. The second offense carries fines up to $4,000, jail time of 30 days to one year, and a license suspension of six months to 2 years. The third offense raises fines up to $10,000, jail time of 2 to ten years and a license suspension of six months to 2 years. DWI offenders driving with a child passenger, age 15 or younger face fines up to $10,000 and jail time of 180 days to two years regardless of the number of offenses.
Texas is known for still penalties, and several counties have local judges and prosecutors that pride themselves on high conviction rates, high fines and high jail time. It is extremely important that if you have been charged with a DWI that you get the best representation possible. DWI fines and jail time can disrupt your life for years to come, affect your loved ones, ruin your career and cause severe mental stress and strain.
Without the right defense you are throwing yourself at the mercy of the court. Contact Ashley Morgan Law Firm today to find out how we can help you fight and win your DWI case.

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Texas DWI Penalties

Jul 11, 2014
2nd Offense Fines

Texas has made national news several times this year for stiff DWI penalties. More and more habitual offenders are finding themselves with a life sentences for various degrees of offense.

Texas prosecutors often run on campaigns about being tough of DWI offenders and both Texas Prosecutors and Judges often go on record about being tough of DWI cases. The problem arises when these cases of multiple DWI offenses are looked at as bad choices by the defendants. Most people with multiple DWI offensives are alcoholics, and not acting to hurt people with malice intent.

It is extremely important when defending these cases that all the facts are assessed, including the defendant and their family medical history. Cases with a medical history of alcoholism need to be looked at with an eye on rehabilitation. There is no need to end your life with a bad sentence for a medical condition that is treatable.

A reliable DWI attorney will always check all the facts of the case and ensure that the court is considering the best solutions for the defendants instead of just blindly throwing the book at them. Good representation will help the court understand that it is not about the number of chances you have, it is about correcting the underlying problem that will ensure proper public safety without sacrificing basic rights and unjust rulings.

Contact Ashley Morgan Law Firm today to find out how we can help you fight and win your DWI case.

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