Millions of car accidents occur in the United States every year and with
Texas being so big, not only do people have to drive to get from Point
A to Point B, but there are a lot of car crashes in the state. Did you
know that if you’re in a car accident, you could be subject to a
driver license suspension?
In Texas, a person’s driver’s license can be suspended after
a car crash for the following reasons:
- The driver is charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI).
- The driver was uninsured at the time of the crash.
- The driver has an unsatisfied judgement that arose from the traffic crash.
Driving While Intoxicated
In Texas, you can be charged with
DWI if you’re caught driving under the influence of alcohol and your
blood alcohol content (BAC) was .08% or above. However, you can be charged with DWI if your
ability to drive safely was impaired by alcohol or
drugs, regardless of your BAC. A first DWI is punishable by up to a one-year
license suspension. To learn more about the
penalties for DWI,
If you were involved in a crash (and you were not insured) that involved
property damage (of at least $1,000), bodily injuries or death, when DPS
receives notice, your driver’s license can be suspended.
Unsatisfied Judgement After Crash
If you were in a crash and you were subject to a judgement, if you fail
to pay the judgement, the DPS will be notified and your driver’s
license will be suspended as a result.
Getting Your License Reinstated
All Texans know that it’s nearly impossible to get around in the
state without a valid driver’s license. If your driver’s license
was suspended, our Plano
traffic ticket attorneys can help you get your license reinstated so it’s in good
standing. To get started,
contact The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC today!