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Warrant Amnesty Starts in College Station

College Station Municipal Court and Brazos County J.P. courts have started their annual warrant amnesty promotion.

Municipal Court Judge Ed Spillane says that in Texas, all traffic cases are criminal cases and all ticketed cases, whether traffic, public intoxication, or anything else, result in a warrant for your arrest if you don’t show up.

Spillane says through a week from Friday, October 26, the 50 dollar fee will be waived.

Warrant round-ups begin the following Monday, October 29th.

EdSpillane101212.mp3Ed Spillane visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia

CLICK HERE for direct access to the list of warrants

Additional information, courtesy of the City of College Station:

Warrant Amnesty Period Begins Monday in College Station, Brazos County
Amnesty, Oct. 15-26; Roundup, Oct. 29-Nov. 9

In an effort to clear thousands of collectively outstanding warrants totaling millions of dollars from the City of College Station and the offices of the Brazos County Justices of the Peace, a warrant amnesty period starts Monday and runs through Oct. 26.

The amnesty period allows citizens with outstanding warrants to avoid paying a $50 per case warrant fee if fines are paid in full.

No partial payment schedules will be allowed if citizens want to avoid the $50 fee.

The City of College Station accepts cash, cashier’s check, credit cards, money orders, and personal checks. Outstanding warrants cannot be paid via College Station’s online citation payment system.

Local Warrant Roundup
Law enforcement officials will conduct a “warrant roundup” from Oct. 29 to Nov. 9.

City marshals, police officers, reserve police officers and constables will arrest citizens who failed to pay their fines during the designated amnesty period.

Warrants on the Web
The College Station Municipal Court publishes a list of all outstanding warrants at cstx.gov/warrants, which allows anyone to check their warrant status if a citation was issued by the College Station Police Department.

Citizens also may contact the City of College Station Municipal Court at 979.764.3683.

For Brazos County warrants, go to www.brazoscountytx.gov/index.aspx?nid=94 or contact Brazos County Collections at 979.361.4299.

The City of Bryan is not participating in this amnesty/roundup event; however, it will join local jurisdictions during the annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup scheduled each spring.

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Posted by on Oct 16 2012. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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