The 2015 Houston Warrant Roundup is here. The Roundup commenced on March 07, 2015. This is a time when many people who were not even aware they had an outstanding warrant against them are dismayed to find out their name is on the list. The Houston warrant roundup typically brings in more than $2.5 million and results in the arrests of more than 4,000 Houston residents. More than 300 agencies across the state of Texas will take part in the Roundup.
If you are aware there is a Houston warrant with your name on it, you could benefit greatly from calling an experienced Sullo & Sullo Houston traffic ticket lawyer. Our attorneys have the necessary skills and knowledge to assist you with your warrant and underlying tickets with a goal of minimizing the long-term consequences of simply paying your fines and fees. If you have an outstanding warrant in any of the following greater Houston area courts, the attorneys at Sullo & Sullo want to help. Those courts include:
· Houston Municipal Court
· Jersey Village Municipal Court
· Sugarland Municipal Court
· Stafford Municipal Court
· Missouri City Municipal Court
· Pasadena Municipal Court
· City of South Houston Municipal Court
· Baytown Municipal Court
· Harris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 1, Judge Gorczynski
· Harris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 2, Judge Patronella
· Harris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3, Place 1, Judge Parrott
· Harris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4, Place 1, Judge Adams
· Harris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4, Place 2, Judge Lawrence
· Harris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 5, Place 1, Judge Ridgway
· Harris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 5, Place 2, Judge Williams
· Harris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 7, Place 2, Judge Burney
· Harris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 8, Place 1, Judge Williamson
· Harris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 8, Place 2, Judge Ditta
What Do I Need to Know About the 2015 Houston Warrant Roundup?
While notifications are generally sent out prior to the Roundup, smaller agencies may not have the financial resources to do so. This means you can’t count on receiving a notification regarding your outstanding warrant. During the amnesty phase, agencies strongly encourage all those with outstanding tickets and warrants to come in and pay up. In fact, many people will do just that out of fear of being arrested. What you probably won’t be told is that there is an alternative to paying your fines and fees and there are many negative repercussions associated with paying the tickets.
First and foremost, when you pay traffic tickets you are considered guilty, and will receive a conviction for the offense. While most traffic tickets are misdemeanors, they are nonetheless considered criminal, and as such become a part of your permanent criminal record. You will also receive points for the conviction which will go on your driving record. When you have accrued six points within a twelve-month period, you could find yourself without a driver’s license. Insurance companies check driving records often. When points are added to you record, your insurance rates will go up accordingly. If you accrue enough points, your insurance company may drop you altogether, making it impossible for you to drive.
Decisive Action is Necessary during This Time
A better alternative to paying your tickets is to contact a Sullo & Sullo Houston traffic ticket lawyer. Your Sullo & Sullo attorney can post a bond on your behalf. This immediately removes any threat of an arrest, and gives you a bit of breathing room. You can then discuss the original charges with your Houston warrant roundup lawyer. Your experienced Sullo & Sullo attorney will work hard to negotiate an agreement which will prevent points from being added to your driving record. This may come in the form of a deferred adjudication, driving school or a complete dismissal of the charges. Now is the time to take decisive action and speak to a skilled Sullo & Sullo attorney today.