Great Texas Warrant Round-Up 2011 Starts on March 5 – Take Care of Your Outstanding Warrant Now
Once again it’s time for Texas law enforcement to try and clean their desks of outstanding arrest warrants by holding the state-wide Great Texas Warrant Roundup. This will be the 5th year that Texas has done this, and this year over 240 jurisdictions (counties, municipalities, etc.) are involved.
What is the Great Texas Warrant Roundup?
This being Texas, it’s known as the largest such coordinated effort of its kind in the country, where folk who have outstanding warrants – for anything from traffic violations or unpaid parking tickets to those with higher charges – are invited to voluntarily comply with the local badges. The incentive to do so? Those who don’t may face being arrested (handcuffed, the whole bit) at their job or at home in front of their family – that’s the “roundup” part of this whole thing.
The List of All Participating Jurisdictions – Including Contact Information – Provided by KXII
KXII-TV.com has posted a list online that provides the names of all the participating jurisdictions, as well as contact information if you want to call and check on things. Things like the number of outstanding warrants on file under your name, the logistics of taking care of any warrants before you are arrested, how much it’s gonna cost, etc. Take care of the outstanding warrant before March 5th, and you won’t be busted.
City of Arlington – Just One Example.
The City of Arlington has issued a new release, just like hundreds of others have been released across the state. (Read it here.) From the City of Arlington, according to the release:
In Arlington, notices have been mailed to individuals with active warrants. Inside the Star-Telegram beginning Sunday, Feb. 20, the City of Arlington will begin publishing the names of individuals with outstanding warrants. Names are also posted on the city’s website at www.arlingtontx.gov/municipalcourt.
During the next two weeks, Arlington residents with outstanding city citations are encouraged to appear in person or contact Arlington Municipal Court in order to avoid the embarrassment of being arrested at home, work or school during the Warrant Roundup.
How to clear an outstanding warrant:
- Pay by phone at 1-888-604-7888 or online at www.arlingtontx.gov/municipalcourt.
- Appear at Arlington Municipal Court, located in the City Tower at 101 S. Mesquite St. Hours of opertion are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Houston has issued a similar news release, with lots of details on how to take care of things. Corpus Christi has its own, cursory news release giving instructions on what to do before March 5th. Each jurisdiction has its own set of instructions on what to do, where to go – but they’re all agreed on the March 5th starting date, where officers will be specially assigned for one week to go out and arrest people with unresolved warrants.
If you aren’t sure about whether you have an outstanding warrant, or what to do before March 5th, then check out the KXII list (above) or call your lawyer.
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