Texas Transportation Code - Section 521.025. License To Be Carried And Exhibited On Demand; Criminal Penalty
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Section: 521.004 521.005 521.006 521.021 521.022 521.023 521.024 521.025 521.026 521.027 521.028 521.029 521.030 521.0305 521.031
§ 521.025. LICENSE TO BE CARRIED AND EXHIBITED ON DEMAND;
CRIMINAL PENALTY. (a) A person required to hold a license under
Section 521.021 shall:
(1) have in the person's possession while operating a
motor vehicle the class of driver's license appropriate for the
type of vehicle operated; and
(2) display the license on the demand of a magistrate,
court officer, or peace officer.
(b) A peace officer may stop and detain a person operating a
motor vehicle to determine if the person has a driver's license as
required by this section.
(c) A person who violates this section commits an offense.
An offense under this subsection is a misdemeanor punishable by a
fine not to exceed $200, except that:
(1) for a second conviction within one year after the
date of the first conviction, the offense is a misdemeanor
punishable by a fine of not less than $25 or more than $200; and
(2) for a third or subsequent conviction within one
year after the date of the second conviction the offense is a
misdemeanor punishable by:
(A) a fine of not less than $25 or more than $500;
(B) confinement in the county jail for not less
than 72 hours or more than six months; or
(C) both the fine and confinement.
(d) It is a defense to prosecution under this section if the
person charged produces in court a driver's license:
(1) issued to that person;
(2) appropriate for the type of vehicle operated; and
(3) valid at the time of the arrest for the offense.
(e) The judge of each court shall report promptly to the
department each conviction obtained in the court under this
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Last modified: August 11, 2007