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Department of Public Safety’s Failure to Appear/Failure to Pay Program. Presented by Charles A. Brothers OmniBase Services of Texas. The Failure to Appear Problem. 2007 Annual Activity Report of OCA 914 cities reported - 6,974,089 violations 5,581,607 traffic violations

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department of public safety s failure to appear failure to pay program

Department of Public Safety’s Failure to Appear/Failure to Pay Program

Presented by Charles A. Brothers

OmniBase Services of Texas

the failure to appear problem
The Failure to Appear Problem
  • 2007 Annual Activity Report of OCA
    • 914 cities reported - 6,974,089 violations
    • 5,581,607 traffic violations
    • 1,037,739 State law violations
    • 354,743 violations of city ordinances
  • Revenues --- $685,793,685
  • 30% or 2,092,227 will fail to appear
legislative history
Legislative History
  • Chapter 706, Texas Transportation Code
  • Authorized by Legislature – Sept. 1, 1995
  • Initial program – only Class C traffic cases
  • Expanded to all class C cases – 09/01/99
  • Added Failure to pay or satisfy – 9/01/01
  • Expanded to all courts/offenses – 6/18/03
failure to appear program
Failure to Appear Program
  • Jurisdiction contracts with State only
    • Interlocal Cooperation Contract

RESTRICTS the violator’s driver license

Must be any type Texas License

Does not suspend

Violator cannot renew

Cannot enter Texas ID card

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Failure to Appear Program
  • Tool to assist cities/counties in collections
  • Goal is to get violator to contact the court
  • Jurisdiction controls disposition of cases
  • Voluntary to compliment other local efforts
    • Courtesy letters
    • Warrants
    • Private collectors
how much does it cost
How Much Does It Cost?
  • No cost to start the program
    • Contract with State of Texas
    • No separate contract with OmniBase Services
    • Will require computers and staff
    • Statute provides immunity for use
administrative fee
Administrative Fee

Statute provides for $30 administrative fee

Jurisdiction collects from violator at disposition

$20 goes to State (quarterly report)

$6 paid to OmniBase (quarterly)

$4 jurisdiction retains

collection of fta fees
Collection of FTA Fees
  • No collection/payment of fee
    • Any statutory reason for non-collection
    • Acquittal
    • Administrative error
    • Consistent with records retention policy
    • Indigent
    • Dismissals – if equal to finding of not guilty
time served credit
Time Served Credit
  • Articles 42.03 and 45.041,CCP
    • Credit for amount of fine and costs
    • Does not mention administrative fees
    • Section 706.006 - FTA is administrative fee
    • Judge interprets and OBS will follow
    • Most courts seem to collect
omnibase services of texas
OmniBase Services of Texas
  • OmniBase Services –
    • Vendor selected by DPS
  • OmniBase provides:
    • Software for database entry – no charge
    • Automated database of violators
    • Letter to violator after acceptance of offense
    • 800 number and operator assistance
    • Maintain database until cleared
    • Monthly training in Austin for RES users
fta ftp process
FTA/FTP Process
  • Jurisdiction selects offense to send
  • Data sent electronically
  • OmniBase checks DL#, dob & last name
  • Delivers to DPS for flagging
  • DPS advises flagged
  • OmniBase sends letter to violator
  • OmniBase advises jurisdiction of flag
  • Jurisdiction says resolved – 5 business days
  • OmniBase advises DPS to remove flag
how do i start
How Do I Start?
  • Jurisdiction approves Interlocal Contract –
      • signed by Mayor/City Mgr.
    • Provides Information Sheet to OmniBase
      • Gives address/phone number for violators
      • Staff/contact information
  • TXDPS must approve the contract
    • Notifies OmniBase of approved contract
  • OmniBase
    • assigns a PISD# for court
    • sends software/user manual
    • assists with installation
obs website www omnibase com
OBS Website – www.omnibase.com
  • DPS Pamphlet describing program
  • Interlocal Cooperation Contract
  • State statute/administrative rules
  • Information Sheet
  • DPS Codes
  • OBS RES software & User Manual
  • Contact addresses
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Failure to Appear Program
  • Contracted Political Subdivisions – 885
    • Municipalities – 661
    • Counties – 234 (691 courts participating)
  • Total Statistics for FTA Program
    • Offenses Entered – 6,457,226
    • Offenses Cleared – 3,632,772
    • Cleared to Entered Ratio ----- 56.26%
    • Violators in database – 2,067,074
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Failure to Appear Program

OmniBase Services of Texas

7320 North Mopac, Suite 310

Austin, Texas 78731

512/346-6511

www.omnibase.com

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