Speeding Ticket Penalties & Fines
You can always count on the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to add points to your driving history. The DPS keeps track of all traffic convictions within the limits of Texas.
This applies to all drivers who operate or operated a motor vehicle in the State of Texas. The purpose is to prevent the repeated behavior of problem drivers and to improve traffic safety. It accomplishes its purposes by providing license suspensions once a certain amount of points are accumulated in a certain period. The Texas DPS explains this point system as follows:
Your driver license may be suspended when you are convicted of:
Four or more moving traffic violations within a 12-month period, or
Seven or more moving traffic violations within a 24-month period.
If you have been convicted of at least two offenses for a violation that conflicts with a restriction or endorsement printed on your driver’s license, you are also subject to a suspension or disqualification.
If your request is made outside the allowable 20 days, your request will be denied and you will be notified by mail. If you have already been through the administrative hearing process and the decision resulted in the suspension of your driver’s license, you may be eligible to appeal that decision.
Driver License Reinstatement Requirements
Prior to the renewal or issuance of your driver’s license, you must pay all required Reinstatement fees.
You may be eligible to apply for an occupational license while your driver’s license is suspended or revoked.
Only you can decide what course of action is best for your particular situation. If you will be seeking legal counsel, however, please consider our office for your representation. We have been representing clients charged with traffic violations and misdemeanors in Texas for many years. We offer affordable fees in most courts and appear on your behalf in most cases without you having to attend. We offer free consultations by phone, email, and in-person at our office. For a free consultation of your case, please contact us with the details of your case.
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