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February 13th, 2012
Police to conduct warrant sweep starting Feb. 25

SUBMITTED REPORT

San Marcos law enforcement offices are joining more than 260 agencies across Texas for a warrant roundup beginning Feb. 25.

The city has urged defendants with outstanding warrants for traffic and parking violations, city ordinance violations and other violations filed at Municipal Court to contact the court immediately to avoid arrest at home, work or school.

The Municipal Court web site has a list of people with outstanding warrants and a list of people who have unresolved cases pending warrant issuance in San Marcos. Information is available online at http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/court/

“We urge anyone who has delinquent cases in San Marcos Municipal Court to contact the court to take care of the matter before arrests begin,” said Rusty Grice, deputy marshal with the San Marcos Marshal’s Office.

The warrant roundup was announced Friday, Feb. 10, at several press conferences across the state. Postcards will be sent to thousands of defendants in the coming week encouraging them to contact the appropriate court to avoid arrest and possibly lose their driver’s license.

“Act now to void the hassle of not being able to renew your driver’s license and paying additional fees to a collections agency on top of court cost, fines and fees,” said Susie Garcia, Municipal Court administrator. “If you are unable to pay your fines in full, please contact the court for alternatives payment schedules and get on the road to a clear record.”

Defendants with charges pending in the San Marcos Municipal Court may come to the court during regular court hours to pay fines or post bond to schedule a court appearance. The court is located on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 630 E. Hopkins in San Marcos.

The Municipal Court accepts cash, checks, money orders, cashiers’ checks, Visa, Master Card, and Discover. Residents may make credit card payments by phone during regular court hours by calling 512-393-8190 or pay online athttp://www.sanmarcostx.gov/court/

Those who mail in payments should include their driver’s license number and case or ticket number to ensure proper credit. Payments may be mailed to Municipal Court, City of San Marcos, 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, Texas 78666.

The Municipal Court customer service window is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours on Wednesday until 8 p.m.

Special hours to see the municipal court judge without an appointment or posting bond are Thursday, Feb. 23 from 2-4 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 24 from 9-11 a.m.

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