Texas Occupational Drivers License

Contact the DWI Lawyers at Bailey & Galyen

Simply being charged with a DWI in Texas will automatically lead to the suspension of your driving privileges. You can request a hearing within 15 days of receipt of notice of the suspension, where the administrative law judge can order the full suspension of your privileges, reinstate your driver’s license, or issue you a limited driver’s called an occupational drivers license (ODL), which will allow you to drive to and from work or school, or to take care of basic necessities such as doctor’s appointments or buying groceries.

At the Law Offices of Bailey & Galyen, our attorneys have years of experience protecting the rights of people who have been charged with DWI. We will advocate for you throughout the process, including during the administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing. We built our reputation on a commitment to personal service and attention, taking the time to listen carefully to your needs and concerns so that we can identify and implement solutions that meet your goals. We will keep you continually apprised of developments in your case as well as your options so that you can make informed decisions that are in your best interests.

Contact our offices by e-mail or call us at one of the numbers listed below to schedule an appointment. Your first meeting is without cost or obligation.

Our DWI Lawyers protect the rights of clients across Texas, including in Dallas – Ft. Worth, Bedford, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Carrollton, Weatherford, Mesquite, and Plano, TX.

Securing an Occupational Drivers License

Whether you have been charged with a first offense or as a repeat offender, you may be able to obtain an occupational driver’s license based on need. The license will carry significant restrictions, allowing you to drive only for good cause, including to and from work or school, medical appointments, places of worship, and other necessary nonrecreational locations.

If you have been charged with a first-offense DWI, you must wait 30 days from the date of your license’s suspension to request an ODL. For second-time offenders, the waiting period is 90 days. With two or more DWI convictions in five years, you must wait for one year. Three or more convictions render you ineligible for an ODL.

In addition to the restrictions on where you may go, the court can also order a restricted interlock device. This device has a breath alcohol analyzer attached to the vehicle and will require that you blow into the device before you start the car. If your BAC exceeds a certain level, the car will not start.

Contact Bailey & Galyen

At Bailey & Galyen, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call. We offer a free initial consultation to all clients. Contact us or call us to set up an appointment. Evening and weekend consultations are available upon request. Se habla Español.

Skilled DWI Defense Attorneys Protecting Your Constitutional Rights

Bailey & Galyen

1901 Airport Freeway,
Bedford, TX 76021

With offices located in:

Arlington: 817.276.6000, Toll-Free: 877.345.6767 | Bedford: 817.868.5500
Dallas: 214.252.9099 | Ft. Worth: 817.263.3000
Ft. Worth (Main St.): 817-752-3310
Grand Prairie: 972.642.7900, Toll-Free: 866.380.3369
Mesquite (by appointment only): 972.682.7868 | Weatherford: 817.594.5428

We now offer a solution for individuals struggling to afford necessary legal services. Learn about the Bailey & Galyen Legal Card.

Our DWI attorneys protect the rights of clients across Texas, including in Dallas – Fort Worth, Bedford, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Carrollton, Weatherford, Mesquite, and Plano, TX.

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