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Fighting For Drivers Accused Of Driving With A Suspended License (DWLI)

The loss of your driver’s license can severely limit your freedom, and a charge of driving with a suspended license can lead to further legal trouble. Drivers facing these charges should have an experienced attorney by their side to help them protect their freedom.

The Law Office of C. Matthew Shanks is focused on helping you avoid or minimize the consequences associated with driving with an invalid license. For experienced defense in your driving with a suspended license case, call our Cedar Park firm at 512-795-4165 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

Why Was My License Suspended?

In Texas, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) may suspend a person’s license for many reasons. For some criminal convictions, DPS imposes mandatory suspensions. These charges include:

  • Drunk driving and a variety of other charges related to alcohol consumption
  • Possession of marijuana, drugs or controlled substances
  • Underage consumption of alcohol, possession of alcohol or public intoxication
  • Providing alcohol to minors
  • Evading arrest
  • Falsification of license plates or car registration stickers
  • Driving without insurance or without a valid driver’s license

There are also many other circumstances under which an individual’s license may be suspended. Repeated traffic violations, failing to attend court-ordered classes, or being convicted of a traffic violation in another state can lead to the loss of the ability to drive within the state of Texas. Failure to make payments for traffic fines, court costs, driver’s license reinstatement fees or child support can also lead to the loss of a license.

Minimizing The Consequences Of Driving While License Invalid

A charge for driving with a suspended or revoked license can result in steep consequences. Not only will you be required to pay fines and court costs, but you will also be charged a license reinstatement fee. You will then still face significant challenges getting your license reinstated. Without experienced guidance, the entire ordeal can be overwhelming and lead you to wasted time and unnecessary expense.

We have helped hundreds of his clients to resolve issues with their driver’s licenses so that they can legally drive without the fear of arrest. We will work diligently to resolve all issues related to your initial license suspension and driving while license invalid offense, will work to avoid resuspension of your license, and will guide you through the process to obtain your occupational driver’s license.

Do I Need An Occupational License?

Certain types of suspensions imposed by DPS may require that you obtain an occupational license so that you are able to legally drive until your license is fully reinstated. Mr. Shanks can help you to determine if you require an occupational license and can assist you in obtaining an occupational license from the court.

Call For A Free Consultation About Your DWLI Case

If you are facing penalties associated with driving while your license is invalid, we will take the time necessary to resolve your case so that you can move forward. Call 512-795-4165 or contact our team online to schedule a free consultation.