Occupational Driver's License
DWI Lawyer in Houston
After your driver's license has been suspended due to a DWI conviction, you can receive a special, restricted license called an Occupational Driver's License, or ODL. This allows you to operate a motor vehicle in certain instances. Depending on your circumstances, prior criminal record and other factors, you could be eligible to receive an ODL to let you drive to and from work, to and from an educational institution, medical institution or certain other locations.
In order to obtain an ODL, you must file a petition. This must be approved by a judge and, once signed, the petition will result in an order allowing you to drive to certain places. This type of license has many restrictions, including the fact that you will only be allowed to drive twelve hours each day as a maximum. You will not be allowed to operate a commercial vehicle with an Occupational Driver's License and must hold SR-22 insurance in order to qualify for this type of restricted driving privilege.
With our experience in representing drivers in the face of DWI charges in Houston, we at The Martinez Law Firm can provide helpful insight regarding ODLs and what you can do to obtain this special license. We can also provide an aggressive defense against DWI charges to help you avoid losing your license in the first place. To learn more, schedule a confidential case review with a Houston DWI lawyer at our firm.
Obtaining an Occupational Driver's License After a DWI Conviction
If you need to be able to drive in order to keep your job, keep your house or keep your life running as normally as possible, you will want to look into obtaining an ODL. With the help of an experienced DWI attorney, you can take the necessary steps to petition for this restricted license. At the Martinez Law Firm, our attorneys have assisted countless individuals to successfully petition for restricted licenses.
When you decide to speak with an attorney to get help with your DWI-related issues, it is important that you know that your lawyer is experienced and very familiar with DWI law. We have years of experience in handling DWI and other criminal cases in Houston, Texas, so if you are looking for a knowledgeable, effective and efficient attorney to assist you in getting an occupational driver's license, please don't hesitate to give us a call.