Research from Home
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For more information on your topic, please try searching our eBook collection or electronic databases.
Resources at the State Law Library
Below are some of the library resources that can provide further guidance on this topic. The Texas State Law Library has many other resources in addition to the highlights we present below. Please call us at (512) 463-1722 if you have any questions about these materials.
Occupational Drivers Licenses
This guide was created to provide information about occupational licenses. The Pro Se Resources tab lists relevant laws, links to websites from the Department of Public Safety and Texas Law Help that discuss occupational licenses in "plain English," and contact information for the Department of Public Safety and Texas County and District clerks. The Practice Aids tab provides a list of State Law Library resources that may be useful to practitioners working with people seeking occupational driver's licenses.
Texas and Federal Law
Below you will find references to areas of the Texas Transportation Code that govern occupational driver's licenses and issues related to occupational driver's licenses. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to view the "plain English" resources on this page or speak to an attorney.
Explained in "Plain English"
Because Texas and federal law may not be easy to understand, below you'll find a collection of resources that help to explain the law in "plain English."
Who Can I Contact?
The Department of Public Safety's website says: "Requests for an occupational license must be made to the county or district court where the individual lives or to the court of original jurisdiction where the offense occurred."
Legal Research Guides from the Texas State Law Library
The Texas State Law Library reference librarians have compiled legal research guides for specific areas of the law. These guides contain resources that can help you research a legal issue. The American Association of Law Libraries has a guide for Non-Lawyers on How to Research a Legal Problem. If you have any questions, please contact us at (512) 463-1722 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information provided on this page has been prepared for general information purposes only and should not be construed as, nor substituted for, legal advice. It is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney for advice specific to your fact situation. Your local bar association or the State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Information Service (1-800-252-9690) can assist you with locating an attorney.