Most people arrested for DWI in Texas will have to deal with the possibility of their driver’s license being suspended. All is not lost. If your driver’s license is suspended you may still be allowed to drive if you get an occupational drivers license (ODL). To get an ODL you need to file an application with the County Clerk’s Office and go to court to get a judge to sign an order granting your request for an ODL. Other requirements include obtaining SR-22 Insurance and probably the installation of an ignition interlock device. In Galveston County, the County Clerk provides a Form for the petition and order along with instructions. ODL Application and Order
For a more detailed discussion of the process and Texas law related to Occupational Driver’s Licenses see the following article by Texas Law Help. Texas Law Help-Occupational Drivers License
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Forensic Chromatography Course for lawyers
Attorney Mark J. Kelly is proud to announce that he has earned the ACS Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation as recognized by the Chemistry and Law Division of the American Chemical Society. ACS has approved a shorthand where the person who has earned the honor can say that he or she has earned “The ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist” designation.
The ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist is one who uses validated and legitimate science for the benefit of justice. These are lawyers who study the science and apply it legitimately in the courtroom. They expose invalid or non-validated science and use valid science in the courtroom. They eschew the smoke and mirrors techniques of old and embrace the science for the benefit of all.
ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Mark J. Kelly