An “adult” is any individual who is 21 years of age and older. Adults who are convicted of DWI might:
NOTE: A special driver license must be issued to individuals who have been ordered by the court to have an interlock ignition device installed on their vehicle as a condition of driving.
A “minor” is any individual who is under 21 years of age. Minors who are convicted of DWI will:
A minor may also receive a 90-day driver license suspension if an interlock ignition device and community service is ordered by the presiding judge. (A special driver license must be issued to drive with an interlock ignition device).
Minors who are convicted of any of the following offenses will receive a 30-day suspension for the first offense, a 60-day suspension for the second offense, and a 180-day suspension for the third offense.
Individuals who are convicted of DWI may have their CDL disqualified.
Alcohol Awareness classes are offered through the Texas Department of State Health Services (DHSH). For a list of approved classes, please contact DHSH at 800-832-9623.
Prior to the renewal or issuance of a driver license, individuals must:
NOTE: It is possible to receive a suspension for a DWI conviction and a suspension for a blood or breath test refusal or failure resulting from the same arrest.
Required documents can be submitted by mail, fax or email. All documents submitted by email must be in PDF format. Individual must write their name, date of birth and driver license number on all documents so their record can be properly identified.
Texas Department of Public Safety
Enforcement and Compliance Service
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0320
Individuals may be eligible to apply for an occupational license while their driver license is suspended or revoked. To learn more about occupational licenses or to determine if you may be eligible to apply, please visit our Occupational License webpage.
For individuals who are required to submit compliance documents (i.e. certificate of completion, SR-22, etc.), their driver eligibility status will change from “ineligible” to “eligible” on the License Eligibility website once all documents have been processed and fees have been paid.