Suspended License Lawyer in Houston
Do you have a suspended driver’s license in Texas
Call 713-275-6900 to discuss your options
The Law Offices of Owsley & Associates are a Texas traffic ticket law firm with proven success in courts across the state of Texas, including suspended license issues.
We do all the work and appear on your behalf. Whenever possible. It’s that simple.
Often we can help obtain an occupational license for you when your driver’s license has been suspended.
• FREE Initial Consultation
• No Office Visit Necessary
• Usually No Court Visit*
On fines, court costs, and car insurance premium increases.
Usually no going to court*, no multiple trips, and no missed work.
When we represent you in traffic court, you may not need to face the judge, district attorney, or police officer to argue your ticket.
Driver’s license issues remedied. Usually no courthouse hassles
Why hire Owsley & Associates to fight your Texas suspended license ticket?
Simple: To save a lot of money.
Your driving record is very valuable, even though most people don’t know it. The premium you pay for your insurance is based on several variables. By far the most significant variable is your driving record.
Any conviction, even for minor infractions, will show up on your driving record. Then your insurance company will raise your rates. They will stay elevated for 3-5 (sometimes 7!) years. Over this time, you will literally pay thousands in additional premiums. If we are successful in reducing or eliminating your citation, your insurance company will not raise your premium. This is a simple decision based on simple economics.
To verify this, we encourage you to call your insurance agent to ask them what effect a conviction will have on your premium. We will save you thousands.
If you are applying for life insurance, for your family, the amount for which you qualify can be significantly affected by your driving record. Also, if you receive tickets in the future, your record could be clean of this ticket. This can save you what could be additional fine amounts based on the previous violations, as well as preserve the opportunity to achieve another reduction or dismissal because your record still looks clean
* Please call our office to determine if a court appearance will be needed in your case.
Texas Suspended License Ticket Information
REASONS FOR DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSIONS
There are a variety of reasons why your Texas driver’s license might be suspended. Some of these are related to specific driving violations, while others may be due to violation of other State laws. Following are some of the most common reasons for an Texas driver’s license to be suspended or revoked.
• Toll way Violations/Evasions – Your license can also be suspended if you do not pay fines for five or more toll way violations or evasions. Check here for more information on this kind of suspension or call our traffic ticket attorney.
• Excessive Moving Violations. The state of Texas operates on a point system, in which drivers accumulate points on their license for every moving violation they commit. If you accumulate points for more than three violations in a 12 month period on your current driver record, your license will be suspended.
• Non-Driving Reasons for License Suspension. A variety of non-driving violations or issues can result in your license being suspended. These include: not responding to a Driver Services Department notice or not appearing in court; failing to pay traffic tickets, fines or surcharges. In addition to this, in certain cases, the right to apply for a driver’s license or instruction permit can be withheld from a person under 18 years of age, either for six months or until the 18th birthday.
• Failure to pay Child Support – Your license can be suspended under the Family Financial Responsibility Law if you default on your court imposed child support payments. For more information on this, check the Deadbeats Don’t Drive Program.
• Driving Under the Influence. Your Texas driver’s license will be suspended if you are found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The length of the suspension depends on the severity of the violation and whether it is a first or repeat offense. A minimum revocation period of 12 months will be given to you.
• Driving with a Suspended License or no License. Driving with a suspended license will lead to an increase in the length of the suspension, and you may also be imprisoned for up to five years. The duration of the additional suspension varies depending on the reason for the underlying suspension. Your driver’s license may also be suspended if you do not have your license with you while you are driving.
• Other Driving-Related Violations. Your Texas driver’s license may also be suspended if you engage in reckless driving, are found to be at fault in a fatal accident, or if you abandon your vehicle on a public highway.
• Physical or Psychological Disqualification. The Driver Services Department can order a re-examination of any person who may not be fit to drive. An individual’s driving privileges may be suspended if the re-examination finds they are physically or psychologically unable to drive safely.
• Driving without Insurance. All motor vehicles driven in Texas must be properly insured. Failure to provide proof of valid auto insurance can result in your license being suspended.
• Parking Suspensions – These suspensions are issued against drivers who have 10 or more parking violations and these have not been dealt with. Once again a fee will be needed to reinstate the license.
• Automated Traffic Violation Suspension- This suspension comes into effect when you have failed to pay a fine or have five or more automated traffic violations.