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Crash Suspensions in Texas

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, click here.

Uninsured Driver
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!