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Occupational Driver’s License

While working in the Denton County prosecutor’s office for over 15 years, Paige was in court regularly. She was able to develop relationships with the other prosecutors and the judges in the courts and gained insight into how to effectively prepare and present successful arguments. She also served as a Felony Prosecutor in Tarrant & Jack / Wise Counties.

Occupational Driver’s License or ODL

Denton | Cooke | Wise

An Occupational Driver’s License or “ODL” is a document that permits you to drive during the period of a license suspension for imperative needs relating to school, work or household duties.  If your Texas driver’s license has been suspended due to a DWI arrest, you can request an ODL from your county residence or the county of offense court.  An ODL will help you carry on with your life after a license suspension due to DWI, drug, or any other number of convictions.

Acquiring an Occupational Driver’s License in Texas

Obtaining an Occupational Driver’s License can be a complicated and overwhelming process, especially directly following an arrest. To procure an ODL, special proof of insurance is necessary as well as the filing of several documents including a properly completed application. Before submission, all of this paperwork must be approved by a judge.

Depending on your unique situation, the Court may then issue you an ODL allowing you to drive from 4-12 hours a day as they deem necessary. Most likely, your ability to drive is critical to preserving your lifestyle, employment, and education. Why jeopardize your freedom and future by driving on a suspended, revoked or invalid license and risk the possibility of further criminal charges.

Let the Denton County Law office of Paige McCormick help you. We will handle the particulars of your case, file the necessary paperwork and ensure that you are treated with the utmost respect. We will do everything we can to obtain your ODL in the shortest time possible to help you get on with your life. Paige McCormick is an experienced defense attorney who will answer any questions you may have, and will also partner with you to reinstate your regular license once your suspension has ended.


Call our office today to schedule a free consultation. Paige McCormick serves clients in Denton, Cooke, Wise Counties and all over North Texas.