Representatives of law enforcement agencies and courts from more than 300 jurisdictions across Texas announced combined efforts to host the 2016 Great Texas Warrant Roundup beginning Saturday, March 5th. The roundup is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code, and higher charge warrants from participating jurisdictions. The focus is to bring these individuals into compliance with court orders; there are multiple options that are available to do so.
Hundreds of thousands of notices were recently mailed statewide by participating entities. Numerous counties, justices of the peace, constables, and municipalities of all sizes will participate in the roundup. It is believed to be the largest joint operation of its kind.
There are over 1,576 active warrants in the Alice Municipal Court; these warrants are valued at over $474,000 which includes fines, fees, and State mandated court costs. Individuals are strongly encouraged to come into the court to resolve their obligations voluntarily.
Monday through Friday between 8am and 5 p.m.
Anyone who voluntarily appears at the Alice Municipal Court to resolve their case(s) will not be arrested.
Specific information as to the number of outstanding warrants, how to take care of warrants prior to arrest, and any other special roundup activities or events may be obtained by contacting the Municipal Court at (361) 668-7285.
Affected persons are urged to contact the appropriate jurisdiction or jurisdictions during the next two weeks to dispose of their cases voluntarily to avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment of arrest.