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Great Texas Roundup arrests begin tomorrow, March 1

MGN Online
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:55pm

Law enforcement agencies from more than 300 agencies across Texas will begin making arrests Saturday, March 1, as part of the 2014 Great Texas Warrant Roundup.

This major, multi-jurisdictional push kicked off February 14, with the mailing of thousands of notices warning people with outstanding warrants of the impending arrest effort.

While numerous offenders have voluntarily come forward, many warrants remain outstanding. Although the roundup's focus is on Class C charges, including traffic violations, misdemeanors or city ordinance offenses, higher charge warrants also will be served. Delinquent parking cases will also be targeted.

Individuals with outstanding warrants are strongly urged to avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment of arrest by voluntarily going to the appropriate jurisdictions to handle warrants immediately.

In Austin, you may pay your citations with a credit card online anytime at ww.austintexas.gov/public or by calling (512) 974-4800. A special credit card line is also available at (512) 974-4640 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Payment and possible other arrangements may be made at any of three locations:

Main courthouse: 700 E. Seventh St., Austin 78701
Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 

South sub-courthouse: Cherry Creek Plaza, 5700 Manchaca Road, Austin 78745
 

North sub-courthouse: APD Substation, 12425 Lamplight Village, Austin 78758
 

Both substations: Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 

Municipal Court encourages persons to come to court and handle their warrants regardless of ability to pay. There may be other options available, such as payment plans or community service depending on person’s financial situation. Also, persons will not be arrested at court for trying to handle their cases. Spanish-speaking employees are available in person and by phone.
Municipal Court staff is prepared to assist you and urges you to contact the court as soon as possible if you have warrants, delinquent parking or red light camera cases. Information may be found and payments may be made online anytime at www.austintexas.gov/public.
 

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