Driver License Disqualification Hearings

In certain circumstances, individuals may be eligible to request a hearing to contest the disqualification of their CDL. If the request is submitted within the required 20 days, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will send a letter to the individual to the address on record. The letter will provide the date, time and location of the hearing. Please allow up to 120 days for a hearing to be scheduled. Requests made after the required 20 days will be denied and the individual will be notified by mail.

Hearings are conducted in a municipal or justice court in the county where the individual lives. During the hearing, the individual is responsible for providing facts to the hearing officer who will determine if the grounds for the disqualification are valid.

The Texas Department of Public Safety has the power to suspend, disqualify, or revoke a person’s driving privileges if they fit into a category in which has been defined as abusing said driving privilege.  However, the process does allow most (but not all) suspensions, disqualifications, and revocations to request a hearing and have a local magistrate hear the driver’s case and reason why they should not lose their driving privilege.  Remember, a hearing MUST be requested within 20 days from the date on the DPS notification letter.

Reasons for Being Suspended:

Including but not limited to the following:

  1. Driving While Your License is Suspended or Disqualified
  2. Unpaid Surcharges – then you get caught driving
  3. Driving Without an SR-22, when required
  4. Driving Without Completing a Required Drug/Alcohol Class
  5. Unpaid Out-of- State Violation
  6. Unpaid Insurance Judgment
  7. ALR Suspension
  8. Habitual Violator (4 violations in one year, or 7 in two years)

Reasons for Being Disqualified:

Including but not limited to the following: 

  1. CDL Serious Violation – 2 serious violations in three years
  2. CDL Serious Violation – 3 serious violation in three years
  3. Multiple Alcohol violations

What if the Judge Already Suspended or Disqualified My License?

You can always appeal the judgement from the lower level up to the County Court Level.  The appeal will stay the suspension or disqualification and you can continue driving until the case comes up for hearing (within 90 days).

CDL Ticket Pros can expertly handle your hearing for license suspensions, disqualifications, or revocations.  Let us walk you through the hearing process and keep you driving.  Complete our Free CDL Ticket Case Review or give us a call toll free at (877) 308-0100.