The Constable’s Office is the custodial agency for criminal warrants that are issued from the Justice Court. These warrants include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Traffic Offenses
- Issuance of Bad Checks (under $50)
- Fail to Attend School / Truancy
- Minor in Possession of Alcohol or Tobacco
- Disorderly Conduct
- Failure to Appear in Court
- Theft by Check (over $50)
- Class C Misdemeanor Charges
Our Warrant Division sends out a courtesy post-card to the address of the defendant who has an outstanding warrant which informs them of the situation and how to take care of the problem. If the deputies do not receive any feedback from the defendant within 1-2 weeks, then the warrants are entered into a statewide database that is accessible to law enforcement agencies. If the defendant has any interaction with the police, then they are subject to arrest.
In addition, our Warrant Division also has periodic “warrant roundups” whereas we deploy specialized units in a specified area, concentrating on arresting all persons in that area with outstanding warrants. This has been effective in past and future operations are pending.
The Justice Court has also had several “amnesty” periods in the past where people who have outstanding warrants for their arrest may come into the court, without the threat of being arrested, in order to handle their warrants. Contact the Justice Court for more information on possible amnesty periods.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant from our agency, please contact us at 281-238-1430 or the Justice of the Peace at 281-238-1460.