Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 524.015
Effect of Disposition of Criminal Charge on Driver’s License Suspension


Except as provided by Subsection (b), the disposition of a criminal charge does not affect a driver’s license suspension under this chapter and does not bar any matter in issue in a driver’s license suspension proceeding under this chapter.


A suspension may not be imposed under this chapter on a person who is acquitted of a criminal charge under Section 49.04 (Driving While Intoxicated), 49.045 (Driving While Intoxicated With Child Passenger), 49.06 (Boating While Intoxicated), 49.07 (Intoxication Assault), or 49.08 (Intoxication Manslaughter), Penal Code, or Section 106.041 (Driving or Operating Watercraft Under the Influence of Alcohol by Minor), Alcoholic Beverage Code, arising from the occurrence that was the basis for the suspension. If a suspension was imposed before the acquittal, the department shall rescind the suspension and shall remove any reference to the suspension from the person’s computerized driving record.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1013, Sec. 24, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1348 (S.B. 328), Sec. 13, eff. September 1, 2009.
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