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Suspensions and Revocations
Operating a motor vehicle is a privilege. If this privilege is abused, it may result in a driver license suspension or revocation.
Mandatory suspensions, revocations, and convictions for certain offenses involving fraudulent government records require an additional $100 reinstatement fee. Administrative License Revocations (ALR) require an additional $125 reinstatement fee. Some mandatory suspensions also require filing a Financial Responsibility Insurance Certificate (SR-22).

Mandatory Suspension

Convictions for the following offenses will result in the automatic suspension of your license and driving privilege.

1. Driving while intoxicated (DWI) by use of alcohol or drugs
2. Drug offense
3. Intoxication manslaughter or intoxication assault
4. Failure to stop and render aid
5. Causing the death or serious injury of anyone while operating a motor vehicle; involuntary manslaughter
6. Any offense punishable as a felony under the motor vehicle laws of Texas
7. Overtaking and passing a school bus (subsequent conviction)
8. Boating while intoxicated
9. Evading arrest
10. Driving while license invalid
11. Altered/unlawful use of a driver license
12. Displaying or possessing a fictitious or altered driver license or ID card
13. Lending a driver license or ID card to someone
14. Possessing more than one valid driver license or ID card
15. Providing false information or documents when applying for a driver license
16. Making, selling, or possessing a document deceptively similar to a driver license or ID card issued by DPS
17. Graffiti
18. Fictitious license plate, registration certificate, or safety inspection sticker
19. Fraudulent government records
20. Racing a motor vehicle on a public highway or street

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