How can appeal my license suspension or get through it quicker?

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How can appeal my license suspension or get through it quicker?

My license has been suspended for 2 years after being pulled over for a headlight out, and Im assuming too many points. I had just finished paying at least $1,500 in previous traffic

tickets and had cleared everything to get my license, only to be told it’s suspended until the year after next. Is there some way to reinstate my license before the 2 years? I am a fulltime parent to 2 kids, full-time student and full-time employee; there is no way I can take care of my family with no license.

Note I’ve never actually been issued a

license, was waiting out my previous

suspension paid my tickets.

Asked on October 19, 2016 under General Practice, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

When your license was suspended, they would have sent you a form that told you that you have 30 days to appeal. If you did not appeal in that 30 days, then you have lost the time for your appeal to be perfected.  However, you can still apply for an occupational license.  Even though it's called an occupational license, you can ask for a license to be granted for work purposes and taking your kids to school or events.  This can be accomplished in 30 to 60 days just depending on the court's docket where you file for an occupational license.


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