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Lawyers That Help Remove Driver License Holds For Old Traffic Tickets
Get A Hold Removed From A Texas Driver License
Dallas Traffic Ticket Attorneys
One of the biggest causes of an invalid driver license in Texas is due to the OmniBase hold that is placed on the driving privileges of people that have outstanding traffic tickets. Once an Omni hold is placed on the driver license, there are certain steps that must be taken to remove the hold and protect the person’s permanent driving record, insurance rates and driving privileges. This article is intended to help those that currently have a driver license hold on the renewal of their driving privileges in Texas. If you would like to discuss your driver license hold with our experienced Dallas traffic ticket attorneys for any case pending in the North Texas area, feel free to call 214-321-4105.
What Is The OmniBase System?
As of January 2017, there were 732 cities in Texas that participated in The OmniBase system. This system was created to allow cities to place the driver license hold on the renewal of driving privileges in Texas for outstanding traffic tickets. Since January of 2017, there have been 16.7 million offenses entered into the system. 32.4% of the violations entered have never been removed from the system. That totals more than 5 million people in Texas that currently have a driver license hold on their ability to renew their license. This number grows daily as courts continue to report drivers into the system.
How Does The OmniBase System Operate?
Every time a violation goes past the appearance date, a court that participates in the OmniBase system has the ability to input that person’s information into the system. Then OmniBase notifies The Texas Department Of Public Safety of the hold reported. To determine if you currently have a hold on your license that has been reported to DPS click here. OmniBase is then required to notify the driver of the restriction placed on the renewal of their driving privileges.
How To Remove An OmniBase Hold
In order to remove an Omni hold, you must first file an appearance bond in the court where the ticket was issued. After the bond is approved, an Omni fee must be paid in the amount of $30.00 per offense reported. Thereafter, the court must inform DPS that the case is in the process of being resolved and the hold must be released.
An experienced traffic ticket attorney in Texas can assist you with these steps to ensure that the hold is removed and the tickets are resolved in a way that gives you an opportunity to protect your permanent driving record, insurance rates and driving privileges. These steps must be taken in this order to give you the opportunity to mitigate any other issues that could arise from the outstanding traffic tickets. If you need assistance in getting an Omni hold removed, feel free to contact our office by calling 214-321-4105. Our experienced legal professionals can walk you through the process.