Baytown to offer amnesty days before warrant roundup
The city of Baytown's marshal's office, along with the Baytown Police Department, will begin an aggressive warrant round-up during March. But before that, Baytown Municipal Court will offer two amnesty days in which defendants can appear in court to discuss their cases without risk of being arrested.
The amnesty dates are Friday, Feb. 26 and Friday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The court will accept cash, money order or credit card payments at the window. The court will waive a failure to appear charge (subject to review and at the discretion of the prosecuting attorney) for those defendants appearing in court and paying the remainder of their fines in full on these two days.
Anyone with an outstanding warrant issued by the Baytown Municipal Court should be aware of the following rules and regulations concerning arrest procedures for outstanding warrants for the Baytown Municipal Court:
"Individuals with regular warrants (warrants issued for non-appearance) will be required to post bond in order to secure another court date and/or their release from jail, while those in capias pro fine (warrants issued for non-payment) must pay the total amount of any outstanding fines or serve their time in the Baytown Municipal Jail at a rate of $100.00 per 24 hour period."
Defendants are encouraged to contact the Marshal's Office to discuss their warrant status and options.
For more information, contact the Baytown Municipal Court at 281-427-9511.
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