Today is the last day of amnesty before the Great Texas Warrant Roundup begins

The 2018 Great Texas Warrant Roundup begins Feb. 24.

The 2018 Great Texas Warrant Roundup begins Feb. 24.

Today is the last day to take care of old tickets and Municipal Court warrants before the Great Texas Warrant Roundup begins.

Representatives of law enforcement agencies and courts from more than 250 jurisdictions across Texas, including Lewisville, have announced combined efforts to hold the 11th annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup beginning tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 24.

The roundup is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code, and higher charge warrants from more than 250 participating jurisdictions. It is believed to be the largest joint operation of its kind, with arrests expected to continue for several days. Hundreds of thousands of notices were recently mailed statewide by participating entities.

Under Texas law, individuals that appear before a court and make a good faith effort to resolve their outstanding Class C warrants are afforded safe harbor and not subject to arrest. Additionally, if a judgment is rendered against an individual who is unable to pay the judgment, the individual may request a judge to assess their ability to pay and offer alternative means to satisfy the judgment.  Individuals with warrant(s) are encouraged to contact the court(s) that issued the warrant(s) to resolve their cases voluntarily before they are compelled to appear by arrest. Lewisville Municipal Court can be contacted at 972-219-3436. The court is located at 1197 W. Main St., and it is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, 7:30-11:30 a.m.

Defendants are advised to refrain from sending another person to pay a fine. Individuals are subject to arrest until payment has been accepted by the court and properly posted. Checks are not accepted. Payments in cash, money order, Master Card, Visa or Discover will be accepted. Defendants may also pay online at cityoflewisville.com.

More information on the roundup can be found here.
By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.


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