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Drivers License Suspension (Including Non-Resident Violator Compact)

Driver’s License Suspension (Including Non-Resident Violator Compact)

Was your driver’s license suspended for a traffic violation in Texas or was it suspended for an out-of-state ticket?  Our driver’s license suspension lawyers can help identify the reason behind your Texas driver license suspension. We can then work with you to get the suspension lifted.

If you have a suspended driver’s license, talk to our driver license suspension attorney at ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP today.  Our attorneys will fight to reinstate your driving privileges and get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Why Can Your Driver’s License Be Suspended?

There are many reasons for a driver license suspension in the State of Texas. Possible reasons are including but not limited to the following:

  • A conviction for Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (No Insurance ticket – FMFR)
  • Multiple traffic ticket convictions (deemed a habitual violator)
  • Medical Suspension (unable to safely operate a motor vehicle due to a health or medical condition)
  • Administrative License Review Suspension or DWI suspension

With most traffic stops, police officers will ask the driver to provide proof of insurance. If the driver is unable to locate the insurance card (proof of financial responsibility), the officer may issue the driver a traffic citation for driving with No Insurance (Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility / FMFR). In other instances (and unfortunately this happens far too often), a driver may be operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway without valid and current insurance. If you are the recipient of a No Insurance ticket, it is important to properly handle this offense, so that this offense does not result in a conviction on your driving record. A no insurance conviction may result in license suspension or may require you to keep an SR-22 on file with DPS.  Insurance is already expensive enough. SR-22 insurance is even more expensive.

Too many traffic ticket convictions can have negative repercussions. If you are deemed a habitual traffic law violator, DPS will suspend your license. Retaining our legal services to prevent a conviction on your driving record is so important. If a ticket is successfully dismissed – whether an outright dismissal or dismissal after deferred disposition, DPS will have no notice of the initial traffic violation.

Some health conditions, such as epilepsy and glaucoma, can make driving too dangerous. If the Texas Medical Advisory Board deems you unfit to drive, your license can be suspended until your doctor says the condition has improved.

What Should You Do If You Have a Driver’s License Suspension Notice?

Do not procrastinate. DPS provides you with a short window to respond to the “Notice of Suspension” – 20 days from the date of the Notice. If you miss the deadline, you will lose the right to contest the suspension.

Contact our office and we will notify DPS that we are contesting the suspension of your driver’s license. We have successfully represented hundreds of drivers throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. We have a proven track record of success in helping our clients avoid a suspension.

As soon as our office responds to DPS, the suspension of your license is stayed until the outcome of the hearing.

Why Challenge The Drivers License Suspension?

You should object to the suspension and request an administrative hearing on the matter for many reasons. First and foremost, your freedom of movement is important. North Texas public transportation options are limited. It is in your best interest to have the privilege to legally operate a motor vehicle on a public roadway.

In the event your license is suspended, you may be eligible for an Occupational Driver’s License. Contact our office today to discuss your options.

How Long Can Your Driver’s License Be Suspended?

The length of the suspension depends on many factors. In some cases, the suspension may be indefinite.  Consult with our attorneys at ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP. We can provide you with effective and competent legal advice.

Non-Resident Violator Compact (NRVC)

The NRVC is a U.S. interstate compact used by many states to monitor traffic issues across state lines. If you have outstanding issues in another state, that state will send a non-compliance notice to Texas, and the Texas Department of Public Safety will suspend your DL until these out-of-state issues are resolved. The good old days of brushing off an out-of-state ticket because you do not live there are long gone. Unfortunately, these out-of-state tickets will eventually catch up to you.

If this happens, you must provide proof to DPS that your out-of-state ticket has been paid or the case has been closed.  It can take several weeks for your compliance documents to be reviewed, so you must address the matter as soon as possible.

Our attorneys at ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP have successfully represented many clients that experience NRVC issues.  Contact us today for assistance in resolving your out-of-state issues.  We will help you to get the suspension lifted, so that you will be back on the road driving legally and as quickly as possible.


Was your driver’s license suspended? Unsure what to do? Our driver license suspension attorneys at ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP can help you to reinstate your license. Talk to us today at 214-370-8260 for a complimentary consultation about your case.


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    If you have a traffic ticket, you may be tempted to simply pay it. Please note that in the State of Texas, simply paying a ticket is an admission of guilt. The Court will report the offense to DPS as a conviction on your driving record. This may result in increased automobile insurance premiums or possible license suspension depending on the circumstances. Below are some of the common questions about Texas traffic ticket violations.

    Yes. The Court must give the Department of Public Safety all conviction records which involve operating a motor vehicle in the State. So, most traffic violations will appear on your record, and points will be assessed.

    All traffic citations have an Appearance Date. All Courts have different time frames in which to timely respond to an alleged offense. If you miss the appearance date, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. In addition, you may also receive a subsequent offense – a Failure to Appear or a Violate Promise to Appear. Contact our law firm. ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP can help.

    No. It would seem that simply paying the fine is the right thing to do; however, in the State of Texas this will result in a conviction. Contact ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP for advice on how to proceed.

    In the interest of keeping track of driver behavior, the DPS Driver Responsibility Program assesses points for each moving violation – two points for any in-state and our-of-state conviction and three points for a conviction resulting in a crash. The points remain on your driving record for three years from the date of the conviction.  When a certain number of points are accumulated, the driver will face a driver license suspension.

    Not all traffic violations lead to points.  If you receive a ticket for travelling 10 mph or less over the posted speed limit or a seat belt violation, you will not incur any points.