How Can I Obtain a Hardship License in Texas?

If you have a suspended license, you may be eligible to receive a hardship license in Texas. To learn more, continue reading and reach out to our firm today to speak with one of our Houston DWI defense attorneys to discuss the details of your case and if you qualify. Our legal team is on your side.

What is a hardship license in Texas?

In the event that a first-time offender has been accused of driving while under the influence of alcohol, and who failed the chemical test, may be eligible to receive a Texas hardship license. This is only available after the first 30 days of the suspension period and the license can be suspended for a minimum of 90 days or up to two years. By administering a hardship license following a first offense, drivers are allowed to operate their vehicle through restricted driving privileges for six months of the suspension period.

The hardship license also allows you to drive to and from school or work and to and from a court-ordered treatment program and for real medical emergencies. It is essential to note that if you were pulled over because an officer suspected that you were under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time and you were denied to submit to a chemical test, you are unable to obtain a hardship license. To learn more, give our firm a call today. Our dedicated legal team is prepared to help you no matter what you are facing.

How can I acquire a hardship license in Texas?

In order to obtain a hardship license, you will need to wait for your suspension period to pass before the license can be reinstated. If the state chooses to award you a hardship license, you will be required to file evidence of financial responsibility in the form of an insurance policy with the Texas BMV. Furthermore, you will have to pay a license reinstatement fee of $130 before you are awarded a hardship license.

A hardship license may be especially useful if you need to get to work or other places and having your license suspended could lead to serious consequences such as the loss of your job. You will need to have the appropriate documentation collected and confirm that you have met all the necessary prerequisites before requesting to get the hardship license. It is also important that you have one of our experienced Houston criminal defense attorneys on your side to help you navigate this intricate process.


If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.