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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 17ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE REVOCATION
SUBCHAPTER AADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE REVOCATION
RULE §17.14Enforcement of Suspensions or Disqualifications

(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.

(c) 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 business hours.

  (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 78773-0320.

(d) Any 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.


Source Note: The provisions of this §17.14 adopted to be effective August 19, 1999, 24 TexReg 6310

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