Texas Warrant Round Up Grace Period Ends February 24

Texas Warrant Round Up Grace Period Ends February 24

BY: City Of Houston - USA
Post ID: 32067 | POSTED ON: Feb 23, 2012

HOUSTON — The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department, HPD, and several Harris County Constables, along with dozens of Gulf Coast law enforcement entities, announced their participation in the upcoming “2012 Great Texas Warrant Round-Up” Friday, February 10, 2012. The last day to resolve warrant cases before the grace period officially comes to an end is Friday, February 24, 2012. This coming Saturday, February 25, 2012, the Great Texas Warrant Round-Up will get underway when law enforcement agencies from Houston and surrounding counties such as Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton will simultaneously look for individuals in their cities with outstanding warrants, an occurrence that will be happening in jurisdictions statewide. The City of Houston Municipal Courts alone has thousands of active warrants it is seeking to clear. Over one hundred thousand notices were mailed to Houston Municipal Court defendants with active warrants. “While numerous people have already stepped forward to resolve their court matters, there are still too many defendants who have cases in warrant status, and therefore they remain under the threat of arrest. Citizens are encouraged to either call us or come in and discuss your case with a Judge or a prosecutor. There are several options available for case resolution,” said Presiding Judge Barbara E. Hartle. Once the warrant period begins February 25th, HPD officers will aggressively target those persons on the warrant list and arrests can take place at any location, including the defendant’s home, school or workplace. Citizens with warrants in jurisdictions other than the City of Houston should contact those jurisdictions for information about how to clear those warrants. A complete list of participating regional partners is listed at the end of this announcement and can also be found at http://www.houstontx.gov/courts/ For more information about City of Houston warrants or citations visit the website at http://www.houstontx.gov/courts/  or contact City’s Helpline at 3-1-1 or 713-837-0311 if outside the City of Houston.

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