Texas Driving Without a License Ticket Defense Lawyers.
Experienced Texas Driving Without A License Ticket Defense Lawyers at Joyner + Joyner Texas Law Firm have successfully represented thousands of clients cited with Driving Without A License violations throughout the State of Texas.
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Our criminal defense attorneys can represent you against charges for Driving While License Invalid and can even help you request an Occupational License.
Texas Driving Without a License Law.
Under Texas law, Driving While License Invalid (also known as DWLI) is generally a Class C misdemeanor and punishable with a fine up to $500.00 for first time offenses. However, the underlying reason your license was suspended or revoked may result in more serious penalties. Therefore, it is extremely important that you consult with our Texas Driving Without A License Ticket Defense Attorneys so we can explain the options available in your particular case.
Texas Driving While License Invalid (DWLI) Penalties.
According to the Texas Penal Code, driving while your license is suspended can result in the penalties listed below:
Texas DWLI Class C Misdemeanor
- Generally a DWLS offense is punishable as a Class C misdemeanor for a first offense. This degree of offense can result in a fine up to $500.
Texas DWLI Class B Misdemeanor
- A DWLS offense is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor if the offender has previously been convicted of this type of offense, they were operating the vehicle without valid insurance at the time of the offense, or their license has previously been suspended from committing a DWI offense.
- An individual who is convicted of this degree of misdemeanor (Class B) could face up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine not more than $2,000.
Texas DWLI Class A Misdemeanor
- This offense is punishable as a Class A misdemeanor offense if the individual was operating a vehicle without valid insurance and caused death or serious bodily injury to another person.
- A conviction for this offense (Class A) can result in a jail sentence up to one year and/or a fine up to $4,000.
Reasons your license may be suspended in Texas:
- Failure to take care of traffic violations or citations (active warrants).
- DWI’s (convictions, breath and blood test refusals, breath and blood test failures)
- Drug Offenses
- Habitual Traffic Offenders (four or more moving violations in one year, or seven convictions in two years)
- No Insurance Tickets
- Failure to Pay Surcharges
- Automobile Accident Judgment (driver did not have insurance to cover the accident
- Criminally Negligent Homicide while driving a vehicle
- Fleeing the police in a vehicle
- Leaving the scene of an accident with injury or death
- Criminal Mischief
- Not paying Child Support
- Driving with your license suspended – DWLS (causes an additional suspension)
- Habitually reckless or negligent operation of a motor vehicle
- Fraudulent use of your driver’s license
- Violation of a restriction endorsement on your license
- Has been responsible as a driver for any accident causing serious injury or serious property damage
- Has a provisional license under 521.123 and convicted of two or more moving violations in a year – or fleeing from an officer.
- Incapacity due to medical or mental reasons (including drug / alcohol dependency issues
- Intoxication Assault (causing an injury in an accident while intoxicated).
- Failure to register as a Sex Offender
- Taking fuel without payment
- Racing on a public highway
- Employment of an unlicensed driver
- Renting a vehicle to an unlicensed driver