Great Texas Warrant Roundup

Begins March 5th

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.

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 more than 15,000 active warrants in the Corpus Christi Municipal Court. Individuals are strongly encouraged to come into the court to resolve their obligations voluntarily. There is a “walk-in docket” scheduled Monday through Friday during the two Amnesty Weeks. Options are available for individuals who are not able to pay immediately. These include payment plans or community service for those who qualify. Anyone who appears at the Corpus Christi Municipal Court to restore their case(s), during the two weeks of amnesty, will not be arrested.

Specific information, as to the number of outstanding warrants a person may have and how to take care of warrants prior to arrest, may be obtained at the Municipal Court during the next two weeks of amnesty. Those who have outstanding warrants are encouraged to dispose of cases voluntarily, avoiding the inconvenience and embarrassment of arrest. Actual Round Up (arrests) will begin on Saturday, March 5 through Saturday, March 12, 2016.

For more information contact Interim Director of Municipal Court Terry Teri at (361) 826-2515 or terryt@cctexas.com.