Warrants are issued when:

  • You fail to appear to make a plea or take action on your citation by the appearance date on your citation
  • You fail to comply with the orders of the Judge
  • You do not complete a payment plan or fail to make payments as promised
  • You do not appear in court on your scheduled court date
  • Failure to make a plea, schedule a court date or appear at a scheduled court date 
  • If you fail to make a plea or schedule a court date for each violation on your citation on or before the appearance date, the municipal judge will:
  1. Issue a warrant for your arrest
  2. Add an additional warrant fee to each violation
  3. Issue violate promise to appear or failure to appear charges (whichever is applicable)

Failure to meet orders of the Municipal Judge 

If you have appeared in court and have agreed to complete a payment plan, perform community service, or satisfy other judicial orders, you must complete the orders as specified and agreed to, or a capias pro fine (warrant) will be issued for your arrest. If a capias pro fine is issued, you will be required to pay the entire fine, in full, or risk being jailed.

Allowing your case to go into warrant status substantially increases the fine and fees due for each violation.

Resolving a warrant

Your warrant may be cleared if you enter a plea of guilty or no contest to each charge and pay the fine and any applicable fees.

If you want to plead not guilty, you may post a cash bond for the full amount of the fine or hire an attorney or bail bondsman to post an appearance bond in your behalf for each violation. A cash bond or an appearance bond will allow you to meet with the prosecutor at a pre-trial hearing. 

Within 60 days of an appearance or payment default, regardless of judgment, the case is forwarded to a collection agency who will charge an additional 30 percent of the total amount owed.

The issuance of a warrant does not indicate guilt of the commission of an offense. It indicates that a neutral magistrate has found sufficient probable cause to believe there has been a commission of an offense. Warrant records are not updated daily and a warrant may be still posted when the warrant has been recalled or bail posted.

Click the link below to view the current Warrant List.

Warrant List