Roundup is coming soon—don’t let it catch you unaware, leaving you stressed and anxious when you find there is a warrant for your arrest. Even something as simple as neglecting to pay a traffic citation or appearing before the judge may have left you with both an arrest warrant and a Failure to Appear charge as well. Even those people who had a perfectly valid reason—aside from forgetfulness—for neglecting to pay the ticket or appear before the judge will receive little sympathy from a City of Houston or Harris County Judge or from the officers snapping the handcuffs around your wrists.
The Houston Warrant Roundup is Just around the Corner - While there is no official word yet on the exact dates of this year’s Roundup—the eighth statewide Warrant Roundup with over 260 jurisdictions taking part—it is likely to begin the last week of February and continue for several weeks. You may have a week or two of “grace” once the Roundup kicks off during which time law enforcement in the Greater Houston area will be actively attempting to notify all those with warrants via mail, phone and notices on the front door. Following this initial phase, the arrest portion of the Roundup will begin, and it is unlikely that police officers will care where they find you—school, work or home with your family—when they execute the arrest warrant.
Class C Misdemeanors - The underlying offenses are generally Class C misdemeanors such as rolling through a stop sign or stop light, neglecting to properly display your registration or inspection sticker or minor speeding infractions. When you initially received your traffic violation you would have been required to sign your name, effectively promising to either pay the fines and fees or appear before a judge to enter a plea of not guilty. While it is unlikely, even standing in line at the courthouse to pay your tickets could result in an arrest. It is a much better idea to allow a Sullo & Sullo Houston Warrant Roundup Lawyer to post a bond on your behalf, effectively taking the arrest warrant out of the equation.
What We Can Do - Our Houston Warrant Roundup Attorneys are well-prepared and have extensive experience in dealing with arrest warrants and traffic citations. We can help all those with traffic warrants from the following courts: 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. A compassionate, skilled Houston Warrant Roundup Lawyer will help you navigate through the process, and may be able to ultimately negotiate a plea deal for the original ticket which will prevent you from accruing points on your driving record.
Why Paying Your Ticket May Not be the Best Solution - Simply paying your ticket is the equivalent of a conviction, and that conviction can have far-reaching consequences including state surcharges—sometimes in the thousands of dollars—increased insurance premiums and even a temporary license suspension. Once any of these have occurred, you will be dealing with the fallout for years to come. If you have a job which depends on a CDL license a traffic conviction could even cause you to lose your job, thereby your livelihood. Our Houston Warrant Roundup Lawyers understand that overlooking a ticket or a court date is no reflection on the kind of person you are. We have a goal of preventing one mistake from snowballing and causing you considerable distress for many years. Contact a Houston Warrant Roundup Lawyer at Sullo & Sullo today before the Roundup begins—you will be glad you did.