Friday, March 1, 2013
Garland offers amnesty for outstanding warrants March 1 before noon
Outstanding fines and court costs might be reduced.
Garland Do you or does someone you know have a warrant in the City of Garland for unpaid fines? Here's a chance to go before a judge before you go to jail. Garland Municipal Court is hosting Recall Day on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Municipal Court Building at 1791 W. Avenue B, 2nd floor, court room #3. Those with active warrants will have a chance to go before a judge to enter a plea, and then make arrangements to pay any balance on outstanding tickets, and have your warrants recalled. People attending will not be arrested for outstanding municipal warrants if they appear before a judge on Recall Day. In certain cases, the amount of the outstanding fine and court costs may be reduced at this special docket.
This special day of amnesty comes just before the 2013 Great Texas Warrant Roundup begins on Saturday, March 2 through March 20. More than 250 law enforcement agencies state-wide are participating in the roundup. People with outstanding warrants for minor infractions like traffic and parking tickets as well as those with more serious violations could be arrested. If your Municipal Court warrants are not cleared, city of Garland marshals and police officers could show up at your home or work at any time, arrest you, and then take you to jail.
You can check to see if you, or your family and friends, have an open warrant by visiting the City’s Open Warrant website page.
Those wishing to take advantage of Recall Day need to bring a valid ID and be prepared to pay something towards your unpaid fines. For more information, contact Lt. Rufus Rodriguez with the Garland City Marshals office at 972-487-7341.
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