The Corpus Christi City Marshal’s Office will join approximately 300 other Texas law enforcement agencies in the 2015 Texas State Warrant Roundup. This annual event kicks off on Saturday, March 7th.

According to Kimberly Jozwiak, the Director of Municipal Court, “Citizens with outstanding warrants will be sought out and arrests may take place at any location, including the defendant’s home, school or workplace. To avoid arrest, take care of your warrants before being subject to arrest. You can either, come to the Municipal Court and handle your business in person, or, you now have the option of paying with a credit card online Please note that warrants paid online are required to be paid in full.”

There are several options available for case resolution, but beginning Saturday, March 7th, 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 Street to voluntarily resolve cases during the scheduled amnesty period beginning Monday, February 23rd through Friday, March 6th. Other options include paying warrants online, in full, 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.

The total number of active warrants for the area is 15,489 and the total number of fines and fees due for those warrants totals out to $5,397,843.03. These numbers were provided by the Municipal Court of Corpus Christi.