The Corpus Christi City Marshal’s Office will join approximately 300 other law enforcement agencies across the State of Texas in participating in the 2014 Texas State Warrant Roundup. This annual event kicks off on Saturday, Mar. 1.

According to Kimberly Jozwiak, the Director of Municipal Court, “A coordinated and statewide cooperation with other law enforcement entities helps to provide broader public awareness. Citizens with outstanding warrants will be sought out, and arrests may take place at any location, including the defendant’s home, school or workplace.”

There are several options available for case resolution, but beginning Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014, the chance of being arrested will increase. To avoid arrest, defendants are encouraged to appear at the Corpus Christi Municipal Court located at 120 N. Chaparral St., to voluntarily resolve cases, without the intervention of a law enforcement officer. The Municipal Court is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Defendants with outstanding warrants need to be prepared to either pay the fine and costs, or, post a bond and have their case or cases reset for a later court date. The Municipal Court accepts cash, money orders, cashier’s checks, MasterCard and Visa. Be prepared to wait in line since the response is expected to be significant.