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A person whose license has been suspended for a cause other than a physical or mental disability or impairment or a conviction under Section 49.04 Penal Code, may apply for an occupational license. (Trans Code 521.242(a)) An ODL cannot be granted for a commercial driver license. (Trans Code 521.242(f))
No more than 2 ODLs may be issued to any one person in a ten-year period.
If your license is suspended for a DWI conviction, you are not eligible to apply for an ODL in the Justice Court.
The person must file a verified petition in the county or justice court precinct where the person resides or where the offense occurred for which the license was suspend.The person has not been issued, in the past 10 years preceding the date of the filing of the petition, more than 1 ODL after a conviction under the laws of this state.