Have you heard about The Great Texas Warrant Roundup? For the last several years, the state of Texas has sponsored the Roundup, with more than 300 jurisdictions taking part in the Roundup as of 2015. The 2016 Roundup is just around the corner! Although no official dates for the 2016 Roundup have been announced, we can assume, from past years, the 2016 Roundup may likely take place between the third week of February and the third week in March. Historically, there are usually two weeks at the end of February designated as the amnesty or grace period of the Roundup. Then during the first 2-3 weeks in March, the enforcement phase begins. During the enforcement phase, the primary focus of law enforcement will be to arrest those whose names are on the outstanding warrant list.
Because of this, all those with outstanding warrants are strongly encouraged to post a bond, then resolve their tickets. While this might seem like the best way to take care of the situation, don’t forget there is significant financial incentive for agencies to encourage you to do just that. Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding areas typically bring in between $1 and $2.5 million in fines and fees during the Roundup. Across the state of Texas, the combined amount is close to $20 million. Law enforcement agencies will arrest thousands of residents who neglected to take the Roundup seriously.
If you have any unpaid tickets or are unsure, you can reach out to Bailey & Galyen. We have several locations in the metroplex. Our goal is to keep that traffic violation off your record so you are not penalized in the future by possible surcharges, license suspension and higher insurance rates.