So I got two tickets a few years ago from state troopers. I forgot about them, and got two failure to appear warrants. I payed them off in February
(still have the receipts). I go to renew my CDL today, and DPS says that I can't, because I have a failure to appear.
So I go to the court office, and they say no . . . it has been cleared with Omnibase (a third party vendor that tracks this stuff in Texas, which DPS
uses for their driver's license systems). So I call Omibase. They say that it has not been cleared by the court, and the court needs to do it. I
call the court back, and they say that they already did it once, and they will get around to doing it the next time that they send their files. I
asked them to send the information to DPS, and the court said that they will not, because DPS will not accept it.
I go back to DPS with my receipts, showing that I am clear, but DPS says that they can't do anything unless it is cleared by Omnibase. I bring up
Texas Administrative Code Title 37 RULE §15.118, which states "The local political subdivision (court) shall file a clearance report when there is no
cause to continue to deny renewal of a person's driver license. In all cases when a clearance report is required, the political subdivision (court)
shall notify the department or the department's designee within a reasonable time not to exceed five business days. The clearance report shall
identify the person, state whether or not a fee was required, advise the department to lift the denial of renewal and state the grounds for the
In other words, my record should have been cleared a week after I payed, but it has not. Furthermore, it says that the court shall notify the
department or the designee. But DPS refuses anything from the court, saying it HAS to go through the designee, even though the law says that either
the department or the designee is an option.
In essence, I no longer have a drivers license, and will lose my job in two weeks because no one wants to claim responsibility, and my driver's
license is stuck in limbo.
And they wonder why people go postal
edit on 4/26/2011 by Lemon.Fresh because: (no reason given)
edit on 4/26/2011 by
Lemon.Fresh because: (no reason given)