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Omni Hold / Scofflaw

Omni Hold / Scofflaw

Maintaining a valid driver’s license in Texas is essential so you can live your everyday life. Freedom of movement is important!  Unfortunately, State law provides many reasons for which you cannot legally operate a motor vehicle on a public roadway in the Lone Star State.

An OMNI hold placed on your driver’s license prevents you from updating / validating your driver’s license.  A Scofflaw placed on your vehicle prevents you from registering your car.  Both are the result of traffic citations that have become warrants.

If you have questions about a driver license suspension or vehicle registration block, talk to our Dallas County Scofflaw Removal attorney at ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP today. We can handle these issues and can get you back on the road to drive legally as quickly as possible.

More About OMNI Holds In Texas

A Texas OMNI hold is an indefinite suspension of your driver’s license because of unpaid traffic tickets that have turned into warrants. The Texas Department of Public Safety puts the hold on your license and will not allow your license to be renewed until your outstanding traffic ticket cases are resolved. There are two steps to remove the OMNI hold.  ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP can assist with both of these actions quickly:

  • We can post a bond to lift the warrants that stem from the traffic violations that are causing the hold on your DL.
  • After the warrants are lifted, you must then pay the OMNI fees.

Once these two steps have been taken, your license should be clear for renewal. If you simply pay the outstanding tickets, you will get a conviction on your driver’s license. Contact our office, and we can advise you on the proper way to proceed.

Also, if your vehicle is SCOFFLAWED, our law office can assist with this matter. We will guide you through the process of having the Scofflaw removed.

If you have a traffic ticket, you may be tempted to simply pay it. Please note that in the State of Texas, simply paying a ticket is an admission of guilt. The Court will report the offense to DPS as a conviction on your driving record. This may result in increased automobile insurance premiums or possible license suspension depending on the circumstances. Below are some of the common questions about Texas traffic ticket violations.

Yes. The Court must give the Department of Public Safety all conviction records which involve operating a motor vehicle in the State. So, most traffic violations will appear on your record, and points will be assessed.

All traffic citations have an Appearance Date. All Courts have different time frames in which to timely respond to an alleged offense. If you miss the appearance date, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. In addition, you may also receive a subsequent offense – a Failure to Appear or a Violate Promise to Appear. Contact our law firm. ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP can help.

No. It would seem that simply paying the fine is the right thing to do; however, in the State of Texas this will result in a conviction. Contact ANDERSON & ANDERSON, LLP for advice on how to proceed.

In the interest of keeping track of driver behavior, the DPS Driver Responsibility Program assesses points for each moving violation – two points for any in-state and our-of-state conviction and three points for a conviction resulting in a crash. The points remain on your driving record for three years from the date of the conviction.  When a certain number of points are accumulated, the driver will face a driver license suspension.

Not all traffic violations lead to points.  If you receive a ticket for travelling 10 mph or less over the posted speed limit or a seat belt violation, you will not incur any points.