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Statewide Texas Warrant Roundup - It's a Thing, So Don't Get Arrested!

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Roundups have a long tradition in Texas cattle ranching. But, did you know that Texas courts also hold roundups for people who have outstanding warrants for unpaid traffic tickets?

Yep, they do! And, like many things in Texas, it is done in a big way.

Every year over 300 law enforcement agencies participate in The Great Texas Warrant Roundup. During the roundup, extra officers are assigned to roundup duties to track down and arrest people with outstanding warrants at their homes, places of work and even their classrooms. In one short annual event, special efforts are mounted to clear the backlog of as many open arrest warrants as possible.

This year’s edition of The Great Texas Warrant Roundup has begun and is in its enforcement stage where officers fan out across the state to clear warrants. As in past years during The Great Texas Warrant Roundup, approximately 150,000 outstanding warrants are expected to be cleared statewide.

Don't get arrested because of an unpaid traffic ticket. Attorney Todd E. Tkach can post a bond that will lift your warrant so you won't be arrested. Then, he will mount a rigorous defense of your ticket and pursue the best possible outcome. It is all included in one low fee.

We cover all of DFW and most of Texas for ticket warrants

The Great Texas Warrant Roundup is a coordinated statewide warrant enforcement effort to find and then arrest anyone with an outstanding warrant that has been issued as a result of not paying or resolving past due traffic tickets with any court in Texas. If you haven't paid or settled your ticket with a court, the arrest warrants were automatically issued and you may be subject to arrest.

Some people don't take The Great Texas Warrant Roundup seriously. Please know that over 300 law enforcement agencies all over Texas take it very seriously.

Dangerous myths about ticket warrants that could land you in jail

If you have an open warrant for arrest, you may be getting a knock at your door during the roundup.

The Great Texas Warrant Roundup is specifically intended for those people with unpaid traffic tickets that have resulted in arrest warrants being issued. However, anyone with an outstanding warrant for other Class C misdemeanors, city ordinance violations - even parking tickets - will be at risk for immediate arrest.

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A Very-Serious Large-Scale Enforcement Effort

The Great Texas Warrant Roundup is not just a simple publicity stunt to scare people into paying their unpaid fines. Instead, law enforcement agencies all over Texas will be backing up the roundup with a significant commitment of additional manpower and resources for almost a month. Officers normally pursuing more serious crimes will be temporarily reassigned to the roundup to find and arrest those people with open warrants resulting from unpaid traffic tickets. For several weeks during the roundup, the additional manpower and resources will exclusively focus on hunting down those with open warrants and arresting them. This multi-agency effort occurs concurrently all over the state.

Last year, more than 300 law enforcement agencies across Texas joined in the roundup. Of the total statewide, more than 150 of those agencies were in the DFW Metroplex.

List of the 315 agencies participating in the 2015 warrant roundup

If you have an open arrest warrant, you can be arrested at any time throughout the year. However, because of the extra resources and focused enforcement effort, you have a much higher chance of being arrested during the roundup.

The results of The Great Texas Warrant Roundup are significant, which is why The Great Texas Warrant Roundup is repeated every year. During several weeks of effort, in the roundup of 2015, the City of Dallas alone cleared more than 12,000 outstanding warrants during the roundup and statewide, more than 144,000 warrants were cleared.

The Great Texas Warrant Roundup is a coordinated effort across the state. Even if you have an open warrant for arrest in another city in Texas, you may be getting a knock on your door from your local law enforcement officers to arrest you. During the roundup, if you have an outstanding warrant in any jurisdiction in Texas, law enforcement officials will actively seek you out. Yes, even for a just traffic ticket. New technology such as automatic license plate readers, better databases and information sharing make it much easier and quicker for law enforcement officers to find people with outstanding warrants. Many of the law enforcement personnel assigned to the roundup will come from City Marshalls offices who have specialized tools and lots of experience tracking people down. Law enforcement officers may come to your home or office, even to you school dorm or classroom, to make an arrest. You will be placed in handcuffs, placed in the back of a police car and driven to jail for processing. You will have to post a bond in order to get out of jail which will be an additional expense. Of course, you also have to pay the outstanding fines and court fees for your unpaid ticket plus additional fees for the warrant arrest and jail processing.

Texas warrant roundup

Don't Let Your Ticket Result In An Arrest

If you have an open warrant for your arrest for an unpaid traffic ticket, NOW is the time to take care of it BEFORE officers appear at your door and extra expenses like bail bonds are incurred.

Attorney Todd E. Tkach Can Lift Your Warrant

Let me suggest an alternative. Keep your cash and protect your driving record! For a nominal fee, hire attorney Todd E. Tkach, to post an attorney bond, lift the warrant and go to court to fight for a dismissal of the traffic ticket.  The process is very easy and quick.  All you have to do is sign a bond form for us to process and file with the court.  You don’t even have to go to court, unless you want to.  We’ll take care of everything and will promptly notify you of the court result.  Just call us at 214-999-0595 to talk with one of our courteous staff members.

The most expensive, least favorable outcome is to be arrested for an open warrant. A knowledgeable traffic ticket attorney, experienced with dealing with open warrants can help you not only head off the arrest but settle the matter at the lowest possible cost and with the most favorable outcome.