NOTICE - WARRANTS CAN BE SERVED AT YOUR HOME, PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT OR SCHOOL. IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE AN OUTSTANDING WARRANT WITH THE ANDREWS MUNICIPAL COURT, PLEASE TAKE CARE OF IT TODAY TO AVOID ANY EMBARRASSMENT LATER.
There are three types of warrants that may be issued by the Court:
VPTA - Violation of Promise to Appear - Issued to individuals who were issued a citation and failed to appear to answer to the Traffic Violation;
FTA - Fail to Appear on complaints filed against individuals who did not appear to answer to Class C Misdemeanor charges;
Capias Profine - Issued to individuals who have failed to honor their payout agreements.
In most cases, when a warrant for arrest is necessary, a notice may be sent to you at the address shown on your citation. This notice outlines the violations charged against you and fines associated with them.
A warrant for your arrest can be issued when you:
- Do not respond to your citation within 10 days
- Do not appear for your court date
- Do not pay the fine assessed by the Judge and fail to report to the Court
- Do not complete the Driving Safety Course requirements and do not appear for show cause hearing
- Do not comply with the terms of your probation and the probation is revoked
- Default on payment arrangements
- Default on terms of a Deferred Disposition Order
- Fail to comply with a community service order
If it is necessary to issue an arrest warrant, you will be assessed additional fees in addition to a $50.00 warrant fee. YOU MAY BE ARRESTED AT YOUR WORK, SCHOOL OR HOME. Also be aware you may be subject to a driver's license suspension and you could be turned over to a collection agency resulting in additional fees.
You can receive information regarding your warrants by appearing in person or contact Municipal Court during normal business hours at (432) 524-2791 or City Hall at (432) 523-4820, Ext. 238.
Disposing of Your Warrant
To dispose of your warrant you can:
Plead "no contest" or "guilty" to the warrant charge and pay your fine in full. Please keep a copy of your receipt on your person for at least two weeks in case the warrant has not cleared the other sub-systems, and you are pulled over.
Warrants are not cleared from the system until they are paid in full. A partial payment will not clear the warrant.