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Failure to Appear Program: Violators cannot renew DL

Posted at 5:17 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 18:33:36-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — If you have outstanding traffic or parking tickets and keep ignoring them, you won't be able to renew your driver's license.

It's a new program called "Failure to Appear," rolled out by the city and the Texas Department of Safety.

If you fail to appear at the city's municipal courts or fail to pay a citation, then you won't be able to renew you driver's license until that is resolved.

Officials said it's their way of getting drivers' attention and making sure tickets are taken care of before violators can legally continue to get behind the wheel.

Once they appear in court and resolve their violations, the hold on their driver's license is lifted.

There will be a two-week period where people will be allowed to take care of these violations. This amnesty period starts today and ends on Feb. 28.

"People are going to be allowed to get go and take care of any Class C misdemeanor tickets that they may have that are outstanding," said DPS spokesman Sgt. Nathan Brandley. "Where they failed to appear before a judge or in court."

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