There are several ways to find out if your license is suspended in Texas. However, when the police pull you over for driving while intoxicated, your license is suspended automatically. If the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) upholds the suspension, it will notify you by mailing a notice to the address it has on file for you.
If you did not get this notice or wonder if your suspension has ended, it offers other ways to check on your driving privileges. These methods include online, through email, over the phone, or in person.
Check Online for Information About Your Driver’s License
TxDPS offers an online eligibility database where you can check to see if the agency has suspended your license or if your suspension is over. To gain access to your file, you will need:
- Your driver’s license or ID number
- Your birthdate
- The last four digits of your Social Security number
In addition to finding out if your license has a current suspension, you can also find out the reinstatement requirements and any necessary fees by logging in online.
Contact TxDPS Electronically, By Phone, or In Person
TxDPS offers ways to contact someone in its customer service department, either via email or by phone. You can contact TxDPS electronically through its Driver’s License Customer Service online form.
Alternatively, you can reach the customer service department by phone at 512-424-2600. You can also visit your local TxDPS office, and they can help you learn more about your driver’s license eligibility.
Understanding Texas License Suspensions After a Drunk Driving Arrest
If you are convicted for DWI, you may have two separate license suspensions on your record. One is the legal penalty resulting from your criminal conviction. The other is an Administrative License Revocation (ALR).
The ALR occurs no matter if you get convicted of DWI or not. You only have 15 days after your arrest to appeal this revocation, and it will begin on the 40th day unless you win your appeal.
Fighting a Texas Driver’s License Suspension
If you believe you may face a driver’s license suspension after a drunk driving stop, the DWI defense attorneys from Eddington Worley may be able to help you appeal your ALR and fight the criminal suspension of your license.
If you already have a suspension, we may be able to help you apply for a restricted license. This may require installing an ignition interlock device in your vehicle, but it will allow you to drive to work or school. Call us today at 855-600-6695 to learn more or to get started right away.
Talk to a Texas Attorney to Protect Your Driving Privileges Today
If you need help understanding or fighting a Texas driver’s license suspension today, the team from Eddington Worley is here to help. Let us evaluate your case and help you fight for a more favorable outcome.
Call us today at 855-600-6695 to discuss your case with a member of our team.