Municipal Court to Offer Amnesty Days Prior to Warrant Roundup
The City of Baytown Marshal’s office, along with the Baytown Police Department, among more than 300 law enforcement jurisdictions across Texas that will participate in the 2012 “Great Texas Warrant Round Up.” Prior to the warrant roundup, Baytown Municipal Court will offer two “amnesty days” pm Friday, February, 24 and Friday, March 2, from 9 am – 3 pm.
On the “Amnesty Days,” defendants may appear in court to discuss their case with the Judge without fear of being arrested by the Marshal’s office. The court will accept cash, money order or credit card payments at the window.
The Baytown Marshal’s Office, along with the Baytown Police Department will be actively seeking persons with outstanding warrants from the Baytown Municipal Court. Defendants appearing at the Court for who a warrant has been issued shall be arrested unless a bond (cash, surety, or attorney) is posted, the outstanding fine is paid in full, or the case is otherwise disposed.
Those persons with outstanding warrants issued by the Baytown Municipal Court, who fail to clear their warrant and are subsequently arrested, should be aware of the following rules and regulations concerning arrest procedures for outstanding warrants for the Baytown Municipal Court.
Individuals with non-capias warrants (warrants issued for non-appearance) will be required to post bond in order to secure another court date and/or their release from jail, while those in capias pro fine (warrants issued for non-payment) must pay the total amount of any outstanding fines or serve their time in the Baytown Municipal Jail at a rate of $100 per 24 hour period.
Defendants are encouraged to contact the Marshal’s Office to discuss their warrant status and options.
For more information regarding outstanding warrants, payments and/or amounts due, contact the Baytown Municipal Court, at 281-427-9511.