Invalid License, the Reasons, What To Do, Consequences

Invalid or Suspended License

To have an invalid license means that your license was suspended by DPS. Driving with an invalid license with a previous conviction is a Class B Misdemeanor. It is also a Class B if your license is suspended and you do not have valid insurance. Furthermore, it is a Class B if it is suspended due to a DWI.

A Class B Misdemeanor carries a punishment range of up to $2,000 and up to 180 days in jail. All for just having a suspended license.

The Reasons

Why is your license invalid? There are a number of reasons that your license may be suspended.

• You have missed a court date.
• You received a DWI.
• You have a prior DWLI conviction.
• You have a previous car accident without insurance

These are just some of the reasons that your license may be suspended.

What To Do

If your license is suspended, then there are some actions you might be able to take to make it valid again pretty quickly. 

Unfortunately, sometimes, there is a suspension that is set for a period of time, regardless of what action you take today. Meaning, that even if you correct an issue, your license will not be valid until you reach a certain date.

If you would like to check your license eligibility and what, if any, action is needed to correct your license, then just click HERE.


Aside from the fines, possible jail time, or even probation, there are far-reaching consequences to getting a conviction on a Class B DWLI in the state of Texas. A conviction on a Class B DWLI will cause your license to be suspended for up to two years.

If you find yourself fighting a DWLI, be careful. It is not the easiest case to fight, but I have had success in these matters.