San Antonio & Bexar County Warrants
It is easy to overlook a traffic ticket. After all, most of us do anything possible to avoid being cited for speeding, failure to yield, or failure to stop at a traffic signal. However, the fact is the chances of being cited increase with the number of hours we spend on San Antonio roadways. In the event you do not pay your ticket, or show up in court, there is a possibility you could have a warrant issued for your arrest.
Traffic Warrants in San Antonio and Bexar County Texas
If you are cited for a traffic violation, the law enforcement officer will request you sign the citation and you will be given a copy of it. The action of signing the citation does not mean a guilty plea, it simply means you have accepted the citation and that you agree to appear in court or pay the fine associated with the ticket. Should you fail to take action, either by paying the ticket or appearing in court, there is a chance the court will issue a warrant for your arrest for failure to appear.
Types of Traffic Warrants
It is important to remember that ignoring a citation will result in a warrant being issued. Simply put this means you have failed to take appropriate action. However, if you do appear in court and you are found guilty, the court will order you to pay the fine, associated court costs, and any other fees which may be required. Should you fail to follow the court’s orders, then a capias warrant will be issued for your arrest.
Traffic Warrants and Arrests
Once an arrest warrant has been issued, you can be brought to a San Antonio jail from anywhere. The police could show up at your home, at your place of business, or you could be stopped while traveling back and forth to work or school. Not only can this be frightening, it could be embarrassing, particularly if the arrest occurs at your place of business.
When You Become Aware of a Warrant
The first thing you should do if you learn a traffic warrant has been issued is to contact an attorney who has experience dealing with traffic tickets and warrants. Remember, just because a traffic warrant has been issued does not mean you are guilty of anything, it only means you have not addressed the underlying ticket properly. Do not wait until a police officer shows up at your home or your place of business, contact a San Antonio traffic ticket attorney immediately.
Free Warrant Search for San Antonio and Bexar County
If you think you might have a traffic warrant in San Antonio Municipal Court or Bexar County Justice of the Peace Courts, we can help you find out. Contact our office for a free Bexar County warrant search.
Why Hire an Attorney for a Traffic Warrant?
Do not wait until you have been arrested. Instead reach out to an attorney immediately and let them help. Remember, even if an arrest warrant has been issued, it may still be possible to fight the underlying traffic ticket, but you should not appear in court without an attorney by your side, particularly if the warrant has been issued for a failure to appear.
At Texas Ticket Fighters, we understand learning you have a warrant out for your arrest is frightening. However, ignoring a warrant is a bad idea since it could lead to further legal problems. In general, we recommend you see legal help immediately upon being issued a traffic citation. We have helped more than 1,000 San Antonio area drivers deal with tickets immediately after being issued, we have taken cases the same day a driver is scheduled to appear in court, and we have helped drivers who have already had a warrant issued for their arrest. Contact us today to have an experienced attorney protect your rights in San Antonio and Bexar County Courts.