COLLEGE STATION, Texas College Station officials are hoping a warrant amnesty program will help clear up some of the thousands of outstanding warrant cases in the area.
The program kicked off Monday and runs through November 8th. During this time, municipal court officials said you can have the $50 warrant fee waived. You'll still be responsible for the remaining balance on your ticket, but officials said it's a great way to get things cleared up without worry of possible arrest.
Presiding College Station Municipal Court Judge Ed Spillane said the goal of the program is to get people to take care of their warrants. He said it costs the city money to have cases drag on, and in the end, the program is a win-win for everyone.
"It saves us the cost of having a case go on and on, and it saves the citizen an opportunity not to be arrested," said Spillane.
According to the City of College Station website, you can pay by cash, cashier's check, credit cards, money orders, and personal checks. Outstanding warrants cannot be paid via College Station's online citation payment system, and officials said if you're unable to pay the full amount, a payment plan can be worked out.
City officials said those who do not pay their fines will be arrested during the warrant roundup which kicks off November 19.
Lieutenant Chuck Fleeger with the College Station Police Department said it's a good idea to take care of warrants during the amnesty period.
"Not only will it save them some money in the warrant fees, but it will possibly save them the inconvenience of having their vehicle towed, the officer showing up at their place of business or residence," said Fleeger.
For information on the amnesty program, or to see if you have an outstanding warrant, click on the links below.