Occupational Driving License Attorney

If your license has been suspended as a result of being arrested and/or convicted of a DWI in Texas, you may be eligible for an Occupational Driving License ("ODL").  An ODL will allow you to operate a motor vehicle for "essential needs."  To read more on the process for obtaining an occupational driving license, please click here.

The ODL authorizes the operation of a non-commercial motor vehicle in connection with a person’s occupation, for educational purposes, or in the performance of essential household duties. This usually includes driving to and from work, to and from an educational institution for school, medical institutions, and/or certain other locations.

ODL Process

Under Texas Transportation Code Section 521.242, in order to obtain an occupational driving license, a person must first file a petition with the court in either the county where the arrest occurred, or in the county where the person resides.  An order has to be signed by a judge, which will allow the driver to operate a motor vehicle to certain locations listed in the petition.  An occupational driver's license usually has certain restrictions, including only being allowed to drive 12-hours each day as a maximum, or the requirement of having to keep a logbook.  You will also need to show proof that the driver has obtained an SR-22 insurance policy.  

The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC can give you a list of approved SR-22 providers to choose from to ease the burden associated with the process.  This policy is a type of "high risk" policy that the driver is required to maintain for the duration of the license suspension period.  The SR-22 insurance policy, and the Order granting the ODL, must be with the driver at all times when opearting a motor vehicle.  If a person is stopped and does not have a copy of the SR-22 insurance policy, or if driving in violation of any of the provisions referenced in the ODL, then the driver may be subjected to further criminal penalties.  

Once the suspension period is over, the driver will no longer be required to maintain the SR-22 insurance policy. Additionally, the license will be returned and/or the driver may apply for a new license at a local DPS office.

Contact Now

If you are looking for an experienced attorney to assist you in obtaining an occupational driving license, please call The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, at 214.702.CARL (2275) to help determine your eligibility for filing to obtain an ODL.  Initial consultations are free of cost.  Carl will give you the best possible legal assistance given your particular situation.

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Carl David Ceder is an experienced DWI Defense Attorney who practices all over the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, including all of Dallas and Dallas County, Plano, McKinney and all of Collin County, Denton County, Fort Worth and all of Tarrant County, Ellis County, Rockwall County, Kaufman County, and all adjoining counties:

  • Dallas Occupational Driving License Attorney - Dallas, Highland Park, University Park, Addison, Cedar Hill, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Coppell, DeSoto, Duncanville, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Irving, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mesquite, Richardson, Seagoville, Wilmer, Wylie
  • Collin County Occupational Driving License Attorney - Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Carrollton, Celina, Dallas, Fairview, Garland, Lucas, Melissa, Murphy, Nevada, New Hope, Prosper, Richardson, St. Paul, Westminster, Weston, Wylie
  • Denton County Occupational Driving License Attorney - Dallas, Argyle, Aubrey, Bartonville, Carrollton, Coppell, Corinth, Denton, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Hebron, Highland Village, Justin, Lake Dallas, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Northlake, Plano, Prosper, Southlake, The Colony, Westlake
  • Tarrant County Occupational Driving License Attorney - Fort Worth, Keller, Southlake, Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Colleyville, Crowley, Euless, Everman, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Grand Prairie, Hurst, Lakeside, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, River Oaks, Saginaw, Westlake
  • Rockwall County Occupational Driving License Attorney - Dallas, Fate, Heath, Mobile City, McLendon-Chisholm, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, Wylie, Munson, Blackland
  • Kaufman County Occupational Driving License Attorney - Ables Springs, Combine, Cottonwood, Crandall, Dallas, Elmo, Forney, Grays Prairie, Kaufman, Kemp, Mabank, Mesquite, Oak Grove, Oak Ridge Poetry, Post Oak, Bend City, Rosser Scurry, Seagoville, Seven Points, Talty, Terrell
  • Ellis County Occupational Driving License Attorney - Bardwell, Cedar Hill, Ennis, Ferris, Grand Prairie, Glenn Heights, Mansfield, Maypearl, Midlothian, Ovilla, Pecan Hill, Red Oak, Waxahachie, Red Oak, Oak Leaf, Italy

Areas of Practice

 

Criminal Defense
  • All Criminal Defense Cases
  • Federal Charges
  • Juvenile Cases
  • Expunctions
  • Motions for Non-Disclosure
  • Motions to Revoke Probation
  • Federal Charges
  • Weapon Charges
  • Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Terroristic Threat
  • Failure to Identify
  • Credit Card Abuse
  • Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Evading
  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Burglarly
  • Robbery
  • Murder
Personal Injury
  • All Personal Injury Claims
  • Car
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Slip & Fall Claims
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Vehicle Defects
  • Medical Malpractice Claims
  • Day-Care Liability
  • Nurshing Home Negligence
DWI/DUI
  • All DWI Charges
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) 2nd or More
  • Driving While Intoxicated with Child Passenger
  • Intoxication Assault
  • Intoxication Manslaughter
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Occupational Driving Licenses
  • Administrative License Revocation Hearings (ALR's)
  • Driving While License Invalid
  • Public Intoxication
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol
Drug Charges
  • All Drug Charges
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Felony Drug Charges
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance
  • Drug Manufacture/Sales
  • Trafficking
  • Importation
  • Cultivation
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines
  • Prescription Drug Charges
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Manufacturing Equipment
Assault Charges
  • All Assault Charges
  • Assault Bodily Injury
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault & Family Violence
  • Protective Order Hearings
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
White Collar Crime
  • All White Collar Crimes
  • Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Computer Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Money Laundering
  • Insider Trading
  • Securities Trading
  • Misapplying Property
  • Counterfeiting
  • Racketeering
  • Tax Evasion
Sex Offenses
  • All Sexual Offenses
  • Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault of a Child
  • Rape
  • Statutory Rape
  • Indecency with a Child
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Lewd Conduct
  • Prostitution
  • Solicitation of a Prostitute
  • Child Ponography
  • Solicitation of a Minor
Family Law
  • Divorces
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Modifications
  • Adoptions
  • Orders of Protection

 

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