If you fail to comply with or meet any or all the requirements set by the court or fail to appear on your citation timely, the Judge may issue a warrant for your arrest, which will include additional fines and fees up to $500.00.
There are two types of warrants, Alias and Capias. An Alias warrant is a warrant in which the defendant has never appeared with the Court. A Capias warrant is a warrant that the defendant appeared, made a plea, a judgment was entered on their case and the defendant defaulted on payment or compliance with the judgment.
Warrants are entered into a regional computer, so you will be subject to arrest at any time by a peace officer. You will need to contact the Court at 903-546-3012 if you feel that a warrant for your arrest has been issued. If you cannot pay your warrant in full, the Court is authorized to make limited payment arrangements with you on Alias warrants only. Capias warrants are due in full.
If a warrant has been issued for your arrest, the following procedures apply:
- You may pay in full in person at the Municipal Court, pay online at Trafficpayment.com or 1-800-444-1187, or pay by phone.
- In person, you may pay with cash, money order, cashier’s check, or credit card. No personal checks will be accepted for warrants.
- Note that payment in full will result in a conviction and will be reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety where applicable.
Safe Harbor Policy:
The Tom Bean Municipal Court maintains a Safe Harbor policy whereby you can come to the court to work out your issues without fear of being arrested. If you are unable to pay the fine and cost for any reason you should come to court to explain those reasons to the Judge.
- A plea of guilty or no contest is required. You must be prepared to make the first payment when setting up the payment plan. You must contact the court for more information and to receive approval.
- There will be a time payment fee of $25.00 added to each violation(s) with payments made after the 31st day of judgment.
- Payment plans require a minimum of thirty percent (30%) of the amount due as the first payment. Payment plans are not available for Capias warrants without an appearance before the court.
- If you are convicted of an offense and are unable to pay the fine and court cost, you may have the court assess your ability to pay.
- In order for the court to consider your request for indigent, you must fill out an Indigent waiver and present that to the court along with the supporting documents to prove that in fact you are indigent.
- Once all required paperwork has been submitted to the court; the case will be set on docket for the judge to review. At that time the judge will either grant or deny the request. If you are denied the judge will move forward with a payment plan or community service.
Jail Time Served:
“Time served” is credit given by a judge for a violation when a defendant has been incarcerated. Time served must be requested in writing with accompanying paperwork to show proof of your duration in the Grayson County Jail.
The request for time served may be requested in person, by mail, or by an attorney. The request must also include a plea of guilty or no contest.
Notification of Enforcement Action to DPS:
DPS is required to withdraw a person’s driver’s license or driving privilege for specific violations and convictions of state law. If your driver’s license or driving privilege is suspended, canceled, denied, or disqualified, a letter notifying you of this change will be mailed to your address on record with DPS. If your address is no longer current, you may not receive this notification that your driver’s license or driving privilege has been withdrawn.
The Tom Bean Municipal Court will not release the OMNI hold on a person’s driver’s license until the warrant(s) is paid in full.