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Common reasons for a driver’s license suspension

On Behalf of | Jul 11, 2022 | DWI

Nobody in Texas wants to be charged with violating traffic laws. It could result in a suspended license. It’s worth knowing the common reasons behind a license suspension in the state.

Driving while intoxicated

You can face a suspension of your driver’s license if you are arrested and later convicted of driving while intoxicated. If it’s your first offense, your license may be suspended for up to two years. If you are under 21, your license could be suspended for one year.

Drug-related conviction

A drug-related conviction can result in a license suspension even if you were not driving at the time of the offense. That suspension can last for up to 180 days.

Driving without insurance

All drivers are required to carry auto insurance in Texas. If you are found to be driving without it, your license will be suspended. Additionally, if you are in a car accident while uninsured, you can face a lengthy license suspension.

Too many traffic violations

If you have received too many tickets for traffic violations in a short period of time, it can result in a your license being suspended. Four or more tickets within one year or seven or more traffic tickets within two years means that your driving privileges will come to a halt due to your license being suspended.

Physical or psychological disqualification

Sometimes, a person’s license is suspended for other reasons. If there are physical or psychological reasons that a person might not be able to drive safely, their license can be suspended.

Non-driving reasons

You could also have your driver’s license suspended for non-driving reasons. Not paying for traffic tickets or fines and not paying child support after a court order can result in a suspension.