Law enforcement agencies and courts statewide are once again firing up the Great Texas Warrant Roundup, seeking those who have not paid tickets or who otherwise have warrants out for their arrest.
Over the next few days participating agencies will be stepping up efforts to actively serve warrants.
The roundup is designed to target literally thousands of defendants with numerous counties, justices of the peace and cities of all sizes taking part.
There might be a way for those who know they have a warrant lurking out there to avoid finding themselves in handcuffs.
Under Texas law, persons who appear before a court and make a good faith effort to resolve their outstanding Class C misdemeanor warrants are afforded ” safe harbor” and are not subject to arrest.
Additionally, if a judgment is endered against an individual who is unable to pay, that person may request a judge to assess their ability to pay and offer alternative means to satisfy the judgement.
To avoid arrest, persons with warrants are encourage to contact the appropriate court that issued their warrant and make arrangements to resolve their cases voluntarily.