The law is coming for San Marcos offenders, only this time it’s letting everyone know well in advance. San Marcos Police and the City Marshal’s office are joining more than 200 law enforcement agencies across Texas for a warrant roundup starting on March 7.
The roundup is aimed at those with outstanding warrants for traffic violations, city ordnance violations, failure to comply with court orders and failure to appear at court.
Postcards will be sent in the coming week to wanted men and women across the state. The City of San Marcos has posted a list of names on its website (www.sanmarcostx.gov). Defendants are strongly urged to contact the appropriate court to avoid arrest at home, work or school.
Besides arrest, defendants will also face other consequences.
“People who fail to address tickets at court or fail to comply with court orders are reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety for non-renewal of their drivers licenses,” said Municipal Court Administrator Susie Garcia.
Those with outstanding warrants or charges pending in the San Marcos Municipal Court can pay fines or pose bond during regular business hours at the court, which is located on the second floor of the Municipal Building at 630 East Hopkins. The court accepts cash, checks, money orders, cashier checks, Visa, Master Card and Discover. Payment is also possible over the phone by calling (512) 393-8190.
Those paying by mail need to include a drivers license number and case/ticket number to ensure proper processing. Payments should be mailed to San Marcos Municipal Court of Record, 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666.
In order to prevent a backlog, the Municipal Court service window will extend its hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. The court will also hold special sessions from 5-7 p.m. on February 18 and 25, 10 a.m. to noon on March 4, and 2-4 p.m. on March 6, to give people the chance to appear before the judge.
San Marcos Deputy Marshal Rusty Grice hopes defendants will take this roundup seriously.
“We urge anyone who has delinquent cases in San Marcos Municipal Court to contact the court to take care of the matter immediately,” Grice said.