You will receive notice that a warrant has been issued and the amount you owe the Court. Until you resolve it, your warrant will be active in the Texas Law Enforcement database and you are subject to arrest at any time by any agency.
Types of Warrants
The Court issues two types of warrants:
|Alias Warrants||Capias Pro Fine|
How to Resolve a Warrant
Your warrant may be cleared from the Texas Law Enforcement operating system if you enter a plea of guilty or no contest to each charge and pay the fine and any applicable fees. If you have a Capias Pro Fine warrant, you may contact the court and set up a pay plan.
If you want to plead not guilty or speak to the prosecutor or judge regarding your case, you may post a cash bond for the full amount of the fine, hire an attorney or bail bondsman to post an appearance bond on your behalf for each violation. A cash bond or an appearance bond will allow you to have a court date to speak with the judge.
If you have been incarcerated and you would like to ask the Judge to consider giving you time credit in lieu of a fine, mail, fax, or bring to court a Motion Request for Time Served.
Be sure to include a plea when making such a request. If you have alias warrants or you would like to plead not guilty, you may still request time served in lieu of fine but will need to come to court to work out either a deal or set your case for trial.
If you fail to dispose of your warrant, a warrant officer will actively pursue your arrest. Additionally, your warrant will be entered into a Texas Law Enforcement database which will subject you to being arrested by any peace officer in Texas.