Suspended Driver's License

Convictions or Failure to Comply

Convictions or failure to comply with the following offenses will result in the automatic suspension of a driving privilege of persons under 21 years of age:

  • Alcoholic Beverage Code Offenses:
    • Attempt to purchase alcohol by a minor
    • Consumption of alcohol by a minor
    • Driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor
    • Failure to complete an alcohol awareness class
    • Minor in possession
    • Misrepresentation of age by a minor
    • Purchase of alcohol by a minor
  • Family Code Violations:
    • Delinquent conduct by a minor or juvenile
    • Failure to attend school
  • Health and Safety Code Violations:
    • Drug offense
    • Fail to complete a tobacco awareness class when required
    • A felony under chapter 481, that is not a drug offense
    • An offense under the controlled substance act

Proper Hearing

The Department of Public Safety has the authority to suspend/revoke the driver license or driving privilege of a minor, after a proper hearing, for the following reasons:

  • A court order under Section 106.115. Alcoholic Beverage Code
  • Failure to appear or default in payment of a fine for a traffic or a non traffic violation
  • Failure to pay fine; contempt; juvenile Art. 45.050 CCP
  • A juvenile court order under Section 54.042 Family Code
  • Repeated violations of traffic laws:
    • Two or more convictions for moving violations occurring separately within any 12-month period for a driver who has a provisional driver license.
    • One or more convictions for a moving violation if the driver holds a 60-day hardship (Minor's Restricted Driver License) license.