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Being involved in any sort of DWI or DUI case can be a difficult situation for anyone to go through. There are many things that need to be taken care of during the process of getting your case taken care of. If you are pulled over and arrested for a DWI, one of the first things that will happen is they will either suspend or revoke your license depending on what all of your previous criminal history is. If you have had multiple DWI's or DUI's then you will most likely have your license revoked rather than just suspended. If this happens to be your first offense, there is a chance that they will only suspend your license for a certain period of time.

The next thing you need to worry about is getting out of jail. You will be set up in a hearing with the court to set a bail amount where your Jail release lawyer will need to be present. At that time, they will then set up a time for your trial that you will need to appear at sometime down the line. After you have gotten out of jail, there are a few things that you need to have accomplished before the time of your trial.

The most important thing that you need to do is to get an occupational driver's license. When you were arrested for a DWI or DUI, your license was automatically suspended and you are going to need a way to get yourself to work and back to your home. An occupational driver's license is a license that is given to people on a short term basis until their regular license can be used again. This type of license is only for those who need to operate a non-commercial vehicle in texas to drive to and from work. This enables the person to continue to work even though they are awaiting their court trial date.

The only way that you can get an occupational license is to speak with a court judge and have them send an order to your local DPS office saying that you are only allowed to have this specific license and no other. You should remember that this license is only to get you to and from work and no where else. If you are pulled over for driving anywhere other than where you are supposed to be, then your occupational license will be immediately revoked and you will not be able to drive at all.

For more information, contact the Denton Criminal Defense Lawyers of Alexander and Associates at []

Joseph Devine

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