Can an accident that happened 22 years ago, keep me from renewing my license?

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Can an accident that happened 22 years ago, keep me from renewing my license?

I caused a wreck 22 years ago. I was in town visiting someone in Tacoma Wa. The insurance company put a judgement against me. I went to renew my license in March of this year and was told that being as if I cannot get a license in another state, I can’t not have one here in Texas.

Asked on March 29, 2016 under Accident Law, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

As long as this judgment is pending, they will not lift the suspension on your license so that you can renew.  However, you can make an application for an occupational or hardship type of license so that you can still legally drive and get to the places that you need to travel to.


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