Court-Issued Warrants

Issuing Warrants

The court will issue a warrant when:
  • You fail to make a plea to violations shown on your ticket
  • You fail to comply with the orders of a judge
  • You do not complete a payment plan or fail to make payments as promised
Note: The police will not arrest you if you come to the Court to address a warrant!

Failure to Make a Plea

If you fail to make a plea to each violation on your ticket on or before the appearance date shown on your ticket, the court will:
  1. Can issue a warrant for your arrest.
  2. Add a $50 warrant charge to your fine.
  3. File a separate criminal charge of Violation of Promise to Appear or Failure to Appear with a fine of $200 plus court costs.
Renewal of your driver’s license my also be denied with an additional $30 fee to release hold.

Failure to Meet the Orders of a Judge

If you have appeared before a judge and have agreed to a payment plan, community service, or other judicial orders, you must complete these orders as specified or a warrant will be issued for your arrest.

Resolving a Warrant

Your warrant may be cancelled if you plead no contest or guilty to the warrant charge and pay the fine. Find more information on the Fines and Payments page.

If you want to plead not guilty to a charge after an arrest warrant has been issued, contact the Court to discuss your options or obtain a court trial date.

Getting Specific Information About Outstanding Warrants

To find out whether you have an outstanding warrant, you may call our office at 281-337-6297. For Espanol, call 281-337-6266.

You will need to know your driver's license number or ticket number to better expedite your call. If your driver's license number contains an alphabetic character, you will either need to come to the court office or speak with an operator to determine whether you have an outstanding warrant.