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Driving While License Invalid (DWLI)


Driving on Suspended Driver's License


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DPS Surcharges

 

Question: Should I be worried about DPS Surcharges on my tickets and citations? How much does it really cost?

Answer: Surcharges not only amount to a hefty fine on their own -- independent of any court costs and fines -- they also are recurring, meaning that DPS Surcharges are due for three years after some offenses or after accumulation of a certain number of points. Every effort should be made to avoid points and surcharges, which a Lawyer can help with.

***You may be able to drive legally on an occupational license,
even if you owe thousands of dollars in surcharges. ***

Check your Surcharges through the DPS Surcharge Online System (Link)

 

CHAPTER 708, SUBCHAPTER B. SEC. 708.052.
ASSIGNMENT OF POINTS FOR CERTAIN CONVICTIONS.

SEC. 708.052. ASSIGNMENT OF POINTS FOR CERTAIN CONVICTIONS.
(a) The driver's license of a person accumulates a point under this subchapter as of the date the
department records a conviction of the person under Section 521.042 or other applicable law.
(b) For each conviction arising out of a separate transaction, the department shall assign points to a person's license as follows:

(1) Two points for a moving violation of the traffic law of this state or another state that is not described by Subdivision (2); and
(2) Three points for a moving violation of the traffic law of this state, another state, or a political subdivision of this or another state that resulted, in an accident.

SEC. 708.053. ANNUAL SURCHARGE FOR POINTS.
Each year, the department shall assess a surcharge on the license of a person who has accumulated six or more points under this subchapter during the preceding 36-month period.

SEC. 708.054. SURGHARGE. The amount of a surcharge under this chapter is $100 for the first six points and $25 for each additional point.


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Law Office of Robert Keates - Austin Criminal Defense Attorney for Driving Offenses and Texas Driver's License Suspensions in Austin and San Marcos

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