Prior Texas Warrant Roundups
While no official results of the 2014 Roundup are available, the 2011 Roundup cleared over 30,000 outstanding warrants in Houston and Harris County. The majority of these warrants were for traffic violations in which the recipient neglected to make their mandated court appearance. While thousands of people did come forward to pay those outstanding fines and make things “right,” there were over 4,000 arrests made during the 2011 Warrant Roundup. The City of Houston brought in over $2 million in fines during the 2011 Roundup, with similar numbers expected in 2014.
Don’t Be One of the Thousands Who End Up in Handcuffs
You definitely want to avoid the humiliation of having handcuffs snapped on and receiving a ride in the back of a police cruiser downtown. Perhaps you received a minor ticket—classified as a Class C misdemeanor—which could be something like speeding, running a stop sign or red light, having an expired registration or no proof of insurance or any other relatively minor infraction. While such violations are generally punishable by a fine, your ticket may have required an appearance date where you were to appear before a judge and enter a plea.
The alternative would have been to simply mail in the fine—resulting in points on your driver’s license, state and local surcharges and a potential increase in insurance premiums. Perhaps you meant to appear in court then your life got busy and you simply forgot. If this is the case, with the 2016 Warrant Roundup fast approaching this is not the time to bury your head in the sand and hope for the best. Our highly experienced Sullo & Sullo attorneys will work aggressively on your behalf in order to assist you in avoiding any unwanted complications such as an embarrassing arrest.
If Your Name is on the Warrant List, What are Your Options?
If you have a warrant—or think you might have a warrant—from the following courts, we can help: Houston Municipal Court, HCJP 1-1, HCJP 1-2, HCJP 3-1, HCJP 4-1, HCJP 4-2, HCJP 5-1, HCJP 5-2, HCJP 7-2, HCJP 8-1, HCJP 8-2, Jersey Village Municipal Court, Sugarland Municipal Court, Stafford Municipal Court, Missouri City Municipal Court, Pasadena Municipal Court, City of South Houston Municipal Court and Baytown Municipal Court. Rather than simply throwing yourself on the mercy of the City of Houston and Harris County in the hopes of walking away with only a slimmer wallet, consider that the law firm of Sullo & Sullo has extensive experience in resolving these warrants.
Our Houston Warrant Roundup Lawyers can post a bond on your behalf, immediately suspending your arrest warrant. Your original traffic ticket will then be placed back before a judge. We may also be able to negotiate a plea bargain with city law officials which can keep your traffic ticket from becoming a conviction with all the negative repercussions which come along. In other words, don’t simply pay your ticket or tickets and hope for the best. The 2016 Houston Warrant Roundup is almost upon us—contact the experienced Houston Warrant Roundup Lawyers of Sullo & Sullo and put your mind at ease.