Let Us Help You Get An Occupational License Following A DWI

If you have had your driving privileges revoked or suspended because of a DWI arrest or conviction in Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Boerne or elsewhere, you may fear that you will lose your job because of your inability to drive to and from work. In most instances, you can obtain a special restricted license to drive, known as an occupational driver's license, which allows you to drive a noncommercial motor vehicle for limited purposes, including employment, education, medical appointments or essential household responsibilities. An occupational driver's license will not be automatically granted, however. You want an experienced lawyer to help protect your interests.

At Danford Law Firm, PLLC, in Kerrville, we have more than 20 years of criminal law experience. A former prosecutor, attorney Harold J. Danford understands both sides of a DWI case and will use his knowledge and experience to put together the best case for your defense. He is the only DWI defense attorney in Texas who formerly served as Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety's DWI / ALR program.

Attorneys Harold Danford and Jonathan R. O'Hara offer clients considerable trial experience, having defended hundreds of DWI cases. Due to our extensive knowledge and skill in trying DWI cases, we have a statewide reputation of excellence in DWI defense.

Get Limited Driving Privileges After A DWI

In Texas, you have the right to request a restricted driver's license (an occupational driver's license or ODL) after a DWI, provided you have not been granted one in the last 10 years. The ODL will allow you to drive back and forth to work or school, or to complete essential household tasks such as buying groceries. To obtain an ODL, you must demonstrate your need and provide the court with proof of insurance.

At Danford Law Firm, PLLC, we will handle all matters necessary to file your petition for an ODL. We will prepare and submit all documentation required by the court, identifying in detail the uses for which you need the license. We will carefully explain the law and legal process at all times, as well as your likelihood of success, so that you know what to expect.

Often, in order to qualify for an ODL, the judge will require that you enroll in alcohol dependence counseling or agree to have an ignition interlock on your car, which will prevent you from starting your vehicle if you have been drinking. We will work with you and make certain you understand the conditions under which the ODL is issued. It is part of our representation to help you understand what you must do to comply with these conditions.

Contact Us

We offer a free initial consultation. Contact our office online, or call us at 830-257-4045 to schedule a meeting. We are available by cellphone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We accept credit cards. Our DWI lawyers regularly fight for the rights of people in Kerrville, Boerne, Fredericksburg, and surrounding areas.