Current through Reg. 47, No. 14; April 8, 2022
(a) Knowledge of a license suspension or
disqualification is presumed if a peace officer served notice of suspension or
disqualification on the person, or if the department mailed notice of
suspension or disqualification to the person's address of record and to the
person's current address given to the peace officer, if different.
(b) A Texas driver's license, permit, or
privilege to operate a motor vehicle may be suspended, denied or disqualified
under provisions of ALR. The loss of the privilege to drive in Texas shall
apply to unlicensed drivers and nonresidents, as well as residents. The
department shall not issue a driver's license to any person who is subject to
an order of suspension, denial or disqualification.
Upon suspension or disqualification of a
driver's license, a Texas licensee must surrender any suspended or disqualified
license to the department. If a person cannot comply, he must submit an
affidavit to the department stating the reason why he cannot produce and
surrender the license. Failure or refusal to surrender a license may result in
the department initiating criminal proceedings against that licensee, as
provided by Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 521. A person may surrender a
suspended or disqualified license by either of the following methods:
(1) A person may deliver a suspended or
disqualified license to an ALR Hearing Attorney employed by the department, any
uniformed officer of the department, or any department office during regular
(2) A person may
mail a suspended or disqualified license to the Texas Department of Public
Safety, Driver Improvement and Control, Box 4040, Austin, Texas
department employee who receives a suspended or disqualified license shall send
the license to the department's main headquarters in Austin at the address
listed in subsection (c)(2) of this section.
(e) ALR suspensions shall be enforced as
provided by Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 521.