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Old 02-23-2013, 09:53 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Default San Antonio Warrant Drive

Just a reminder for anyone who may have an outstanding warrant out on them. The SAPD is current conducting a warrant roundup allowing individuals to clear the issue without fear of arrest. Having just seen the list, I suggest that anyone who suspects they may have unresolved legal issues with the municipal court to contact it at the numbers below. Many times people expect their lawyers to take care of the matter, but if they do not appear by the summons date a warrant will be issued for your arrest for something as simple as a speeding ticket. It is the individual's responsibility to ensure the matter is taken care of, and it will be their butts hauled downtown for processing and not their lawyer's!

Here is the article from last year's roundup. The information is pretty much the same for this year, except people have until 1 March to take care of any warrants. There is also the new Valley View Link Center Satellite Court at 8523 Blanco Road where a person can speak to the Judge in person to resolve the issue.

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City offers opportunities for payment before Warrant Roundup

- Grace period begins to pay fines for outstanding warrants -

San Antonio joins more than 250 cities across Texas for the 6th Annual Statewide Warrant Roundup. Individuals with outstanding Class C fines related to misdemeanor violations such as traffic violations and City ordinance violations will have until Feb. 24, 2012 to submit payment under a pre-roundup grace period without fear of arrest.

Each year, the City's Municipal Court teams up with the Marshal Unit and the Police Department to conduct a Warrant Roundup in an effort to clear outstanding warrants. This year, the City hopes to clear more than 200,000 outstanding warrants. This number also includes those individuals who reside in Bexar County but have outstanding Municipal Court warrants from the City of San Antonio.

"It is not too late for individuals to take care of their outstanding warrants. We offer this grace period as an opportunity for individuals to pay their fines before the enforcement phase begins," said Rumaldo Abonce, City Marshal. "We are urging those individuals s to come to Municipal Court or a nearby Community Link Center to clear their unpaid fines before February 27."

During the pre-roundup grace period, individuals with outstanding traffic warrants have a variety of options to pay their citations:

Online at San Antonio Municipal Court.

San Antonio Municipal Court, located at 401 S. Frio, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals do not have to present their original citation; however, the person appearing before the court must be the individual charged with the violation. Payment plans can only be made at Municipal Court. Payments are accepted by cash, check, credit card or money order.

One of five Community Link Centers:

Las Palmas Shopping Center
803 Castroville Rd., Suite 417
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Valley View
8523 Blanco Road
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

South Park Mall
2310 S.W. Military Drive, Suite 530
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

City Base Community Link Center
3154 S.E. Military Drive, Ste. 102
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Oak Ridge Plaza
11220 Perrin Beitel, Ste. 112
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Civilian volunteers from the San Antonio Police Department's Volunteers in Policing Program will make courtesy telephone calls informing individuals with outstanding warrants of the upcoming warrant roundup. In addition, Municipal Court will mail out notices informing individuals of their outstanding warrants.

To determine if there is an outstanding warrant, individuals charged with an offense may call 207-2023 or 207-2025. To hear a pre-recorded message with Court location and hours of operation, call 207-8970.
Cheers! M2
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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It's just revenue generation. Absolutely sickening. Atrocious that such things occur in the United States of America.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Um....also....2012? Is that a typo?
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:22 AM
 
Location: South Side
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No...MMM posted an article from last year's round up.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Ah, just caught it. 2nd paragraph.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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It's just revenue generation. Absolutely sickening. Atrocious that such things occur in the United States of America.
Yessir....imagine - expecting folks to pay their traffic tickets/fines!!
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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It's just revenue generation. Absolutely sickening. Atrocious that such things occur in the United States of America.
Yeah, we have laws just to generate revenue!

I was reading through the charges these individuals were issued warrants for, most are speeding tickets but others include failing to have insurance, registration or inspection documentation.

These individuals had their opportunity to appear before a magistrate, but failed to do so (which is why the warrants were issued). They are lucky that the SAPD is giving them the chance to fix that mistake before it can seriously affect them, but it will take a patrol officer running their license plate and arresting them before they are forced to be held accountable for their actions as they have no personal responsibility in the first place.

And I am sure they will complain high and low about being arrested and taken downtown for having a warrant, despite it being their fault.

So instead of posting ignorant comments like that, why don't you take the time to educate yourself on the US justice system and quit making such stupid statements.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Where did you find the list to review?? Our son got a ticket, and paid a lawyer to clear it...but now you have me wondering since you stated that "some people pay a laywer and think it is done"...wanna insure he does NOT have anything outstanding! Appreciate a link to the "list" to ensure things are completed. I just assumed since he has received both his CDL and HAZMAT clearance on his license since then it was a "done deal"....but then again, maybe not.

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Old 02-24-2013, 10:15 AM
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Location: San Antonio
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It's just revenue generation. Absolutely sickening. Atrocious that such things occur in the United States of America.
Because the lack of traffic enforcement works so well in Russia?

Why Almost Everyone in Russia Has a Dash Cam | Autopia | Wired.com

I'll stay on the side of rounding up the folks who don't pay their tickets, thanks.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:36 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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I have witnessed and personally experienced OLD traffic violations that magically re-surface, years after the fact, years after having been paid in full here in SA. And no one really expects to have to keep a receipt for 8 years to prove this (well, unless they have been in this position), so there is no choice bu to pay it again or go to jail. Pretty awful...
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