The Nag Law Firm can represent you for violations such as:
Driving without a license
Driving while license suspended
Running a red light or stop sign
Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility
No registration or expired registration
No inspection or expired inspection
Failure to appear
Violation of promise to appear
Failure to signal
Failure to maintain a single lane
Following too close
The Texas Surcharge System
The Driver Responsibility Program establishes a system that authorizes the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to assess surcharges to an individual based on certain traffic offenses that have occurred on or after September 1, 2003. Individuals are notified by mail each time a surcharge is added to their driver record. Surcharges are in addition to other fees and do not replace a suspension, revocation, denial, disqualification or cancellation resulting from the same conviction.
Surcharges are assessed in two ways:
- Point System, and
- Conviction Based.
Individuals who have both points and convictions reported to their driver record will receive separate surcharges for each offense; a surcharge for the points and a surcharge for the conviction(s).
No Insurance Conviction
Individuals convicted of No Insurance but who had insurance at the time of the offense can submit proof of insurance to DPS. The suspension for the No Insurance offense will be waived but the individual must still pay the surcharge.
Driver Record Review
DPS reviews surcharge cases annually. A surcharge will be assessed if an individual’s driver record:
- Continues to reflect six or more points, or
- If the underlying conviction for the surcharge is still within three years.
The amount of a surcharge can vary with each annual assessment if convictions are added or removed from the driver record.
Payment of Surcharges
Surcharges must be paid within 30 days or an individual’s driver license will be suspended for failure to comply with the surcharge requirements. The individual’s driving privileges will remain suspended until an installment agreement is established or all surcharges and related costs are paid in full.
Individuals may be eligible to apply for an occupational license while their driver license is suspended or revoked.