Texas Laws: Transportation Code

Chapter 524  Administrative Suspension of Driver's License For Failure To Pass Test For Intoxication

Subchapter C  Suspension Provisions

Texas Laws > Transportation Code > Chapter 524 > Section 524.022

Section 524.022.  Period of Suspension

§ 524.022. PERIOD OF SUSPENSION. (a) A period of suspension under this chapter for an adult is: (1) 90 days if the person's driving record shows no alcohol-related or drug-related enforcement contact during the 10 years preceding the date of the person's arrest; or (2) one year if the person's driving record shows one or more alcohol-related or drug-related enforcement contacts during the 10 years preceding the date of the person's arrest. (b) A period of suspension under this chapter for a minor is: (1) 60 days if the minor has not been previously convicted of an offense under Section 106.041, Alcoholic Beverage Code, or Section 49.04, Penal Code, or an offense under Section 49.07 or 49.08, Penal Code, involving the operation of a motor vehicle; (2) 120 days if the minor has been previously convicted once of an offense listed by Subdivision (1); or (3) 180 days if the minor has been previously convicted twice or more of an offense listed by Subdivision (1). (c) For the purposes of determining whether a minor has been previously convicted of an offense described by Subsection (b)(1): (1) an adjudication under Title 3, Family Code, that the minor engaged in conduct described by Subsection (b)(1) is considered a conviction under that provision; and (2) an order of deferred adjudication for an offense alleged under a provision described by Subsection (b)(1) is considered a conviction of an offense under that provision. (d) A minor whose driver's license is suspended under this chapter is not eligible for an occupational license under Subchapter L, Chapter 521, for: (1) the first 30 days of a suspension under Subsection (b)(1); (2) the first 90 days of a suspension under Subsection (b)(2); or (3) the entire period of a suspension under Subsection (b)(3). Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1013, § 25, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 444, § 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

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