Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 521.343
Period of Suspension; Extension


Except as provided by Sections 521.342(b), 521.344 (Suspension for Offenses Involving Intoxication)(a), (b), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), and (i), 521.345 (Suspension on Order of Juvenile Court or on Order of Court Based on Alcoholic Beverage Violation by Minor), 521.346 (Suspension on Conviction of Certain Fraudulent Activities), 521.3465 (Automatic Suspension on Conviction of Certain Offenses Involving Fictitious Motor Vehicle License Plates, Registration Insignia, or Vehicle Inspection Reports), and 521.351 (Purchase of Alcohol for Minor or Furnishing Alcohol to Minor: Automatic Suspension; License Denial), a suspension under this subchapter is for one year.


If a license is suspended under this subchapter for a subsequent period, the subsequent suspension is for 18 months except as otherwise provided by a section listed in Subsection (a).


If the license holder is convicted of operating a motor vehicle while the license to operate a motor vehicle is cancelled, disqualified, suspended, revoked, or denied, the period is extended for the same term as the original suspension or disqualification, in addition to any penalty assessed under this chapter or Chapter 522 (Commercial Driver’s Licenses).
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 851, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1056 (H.B. 1357), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.

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