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Occupational Driver’s License

What is an ODL?

If you have a suspended driver’s license, our firm will seek an ODL for you in court. This will allow you to drive to and from work and other necessary places for certain periods of the day.

DWI Suspension

If your suspended driver’s license occurred as part of your punishment for a driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction, we will assist you in going back to the court that suspended your license to request an ODL.

Is your driver’s license currently suspended? If so, we understand how much stress that can cause. The inability to drive yourself to work and even pick up your kids from school is quite inconvenient. If you are facing this situation, consider applying for an ODL.

An ODL, or occupational driver’s license, provides you with the ability to drive to and from work, to your child’s school, and a few other, necessary locations. We can offer you the traffic-related legal services you need. The process of applying for an ODL is straightforward and affordable, especially if you hire us. At Jack Byno & Associates, we may help get you back on the road.

Your Time is Running Out

One of the most common reasons a person’s license is suspended is for DWI berth test refusal or failure. If you have been charged with a DWI, you have a limited window to seek an ODL. The actual amount of time you have is 20 days to contest the suspension. This is why it is so important to contact our office as quickly as you can. Within 20 days we can fight the suspension. If the 20-day mark passes, we can apply for an ODL.

Are You Ready to Get Back on the Road?

An ODL is the best way to get back on the road quickly. While it doesn’t offer all the privileges of a standard driver’s license, it is better than nothing.

By contacting us, we can start the process to secure your ODL. In many situations, it’s hard to take care of this alone. After all, the rules that apply to an ODL vary based on the reason you received a traffic ticket.

License Suspension Isn’t the End of the World

For some people, having their license suspended is a huge blow. While it is an inconvenience, you do have options. With an ODL, you can take care of your responsibilities. Keep in mind, not everyone qualifies for an ODL. We can evaluate your situation and present the options you have.

The professional legal team at Jack Byno & Associates has helped North Texas drivers get back on the road. If your license is suspended, you don’t just have to “grin and bear it.” Thanks to our comprehensive legal knowledge related to traffic violations, we know just what to do to help your situation.

What Options Do You Have with a Suspended License?

The answer to this question is another question. What caused your license suspension? This is what determines what needs to happen to get an ODL. Some of the most common scenarios we represent include:


If you have received a DWI, returning to court is a must. Here you can request an ODL. We can help prepare the necessary documents and get you ready for the process.

Refusal of or Failure of a Breath Test

When you are pulled over for suspicion of DWI, you can take a breath test, or you can refuse it. In either scenario, you may face license suspension. If this occurs, you have 20 days to respond to the suspension. This period starts the date that you refused or failed the breath test. If you fail to send any notice to DPS within this 20 day period, your options are severely limited.

At this point, our team can create a letter to request an ODL. We can also help you fight for your driving privileges. Keep in mind, it is much easier if you contact us within that 20-day window.

The Application Process to Receive an ODL

If your license is suspended, we can help you get the ODL you need. When obtained, you have the right to drive to certain, limited places. In the majority of situations, the hours of the day you can drive are limited, as well.

The first thing you need to do is provide us with your current driving record. The SR 22 insurance form is also needed. Make sure to provide us with any other information about the situation, as well. Once we have everything, we can begin processing your request for an ODL.

Our Lawyers Represent You in Court

Once the request is turned in, you are assigned a court date. You don’t have to appear on this day. We can handle the entire process on your behalf. As a result, you can go to work, manage other responsibilities, and still receive the ODL you need. That is part of the comprehensive legal services we offer.

Once approved, it is important to obey by the limitations of the ODL. Some of the most common limitations include the ones listed here.

  • Driving no more than four hours each day.
  • Driving at certain times of the day.
  • Only driving to specified locations.

There are individual cases where the court allows you to drive up to 12 hours per day. However, we can talk to you about this on a case-by-case basis. Due to our extensive knowledge of the traffic courts in Texas, we can help you expedite the process of securing an ODL.

Act Now to Restore Your Right to Drive

If you drive while your license is suspended, you are breaking the law. For those who are pulled over while doing this, they may face several consequences. In most cases, an individual may receive a DWLI, which means driving while license invalid. They could also be given a citation, and in extreme circumstances, they are arrested.

When you have acquired your ODL, this is not an issue. As long as you obey by the requirements of the ODL, you don’t have anything to worry about. There is no reason to risk getting into more trouble. We can help you apply for an ODL.

Our legal services can also work to get your full driving privileges restored. However, this typically takes more time. This eliminates the need to rely on friends, family members, and public transportation until then. With an ODL, you can handle your responsibilities with ease.

If you are ready to get back on the road, contact us today. We are willing to help.

When you have been issued a traffic ticket in the DFW area, you want an attorney who understands the local courts. The reality of the matter is that every city has its own policies, procedures and consequences. I have experience as a traffic ticket lawyer in the local courts, I know how to get you results.

  • Traffic tickets
  • Traffic warrants
  • CDL violations
  • Suspended driver’s license
  • Criminal defense

Contact Jack Byno now!