Traffic Warrants Attorney – San Antonio, Bexar County and South Texas.
If you’ve not taken your traffic violation as the serious matter that it is, you may have a traffic warrant issued under your name.
Traffic citations are taken seriously by law enforcement officials in the state of Texas, so as soon as you are approached by the county or town where your traffic violation ticket was issued, contact an experienced traffic ticket defense attorney.
The Law Offices of Gordon Slade can help ensure you dismiss your warrant before you are arrested, at our conveniently located San Antonio offices. Even the smallest or most insignificant traffic violations can still have a warrant as a consequence if you do not comply with court orders or if you ignore your ticket.
Never underestimate how important it is to take care of your traffic violation, including:
DTCD – Disregarding a traffic control device
FMFR – Failure to maintain financial responsibility or no insurance
MVR – Expired or lack of registration
VPTA – Violation of promise to appear in court
No DL – Driving without a license
DWLS – Driving with a suspended license
Running a stop sign or red light
FTA – Failure to appear in court
Failure to maintain a single lane, or failure to signal
Failure to control speed, or following too closely
Traffic Warrant Citations
After receiving a traffic citation in the city of San Antonio, you have two to four weeks to pay your ticket or appear in court to contest it.
The amount of time depends on whether the citation is electronically or manually issued. If you do not go to court or pay the fine, a warrant will issued for your arrest and the court will set a bond for each violation. Most bonds are set at $200 to $500.
The court may require that you post cash bonds in order to reset your case. Hiring an attorney familiar with the municipal justice system can avoid these problems and extra expenses. Even if you have warrants for your arrest before you call us, often we can still settle your case and keep your record clean for no more than the traffic ticket fine.
When a court issues a traffic warrant, it notifies DPS. You will not be allowed to apply for a driver license or renew your driver license until the matter is completely resolved. You are in many instances subject to arrest at work, your home, possibly in other cities besides San Antonio. Often we can urge the court to reset a missed court date for our clients without posting a bond. Don’t wait. If you have warrants, contact us immediately to discuss your case.
When you have a previous traffic issue violation, and there is an outstanding warrant in your name concerning a prior traffic violation, the last thing you want is to be issued a new traffic violation ticket. The state of Texas issues two distinct kinds of warrants for traffic violations:
Alias warrant: You receive an alias warrant in your name if you never responded to the traffic ticket, and the ticket has now expired. In this case, you are still in your right to have a court appearance. With an alias warrant, we will post bond for you, dismiss your outstanding warrant and set a new date for your court appearance.
Capias warrant: A capias warrant is issued when you attended your court appearance but did not comply with court orders. There are two options for this type of warrant: go to jail or pay a fine.
Statewide Warrant Roundup
From time to time, most municipalities and cities in Texas conduct a pending warrant roundup. Warrant roundups are when towns and jurisdictions devise and implement plans to actively pursue anyone with an outstanding warrant for unpaid traffic citations, and issue their arrest.
Click edit button to change this text.Some jurisdictions don’t have a warrant roundup program, but instead they have a yearly program that actively arrests anyone under that jurisdiction with outstanding warrants. The Law Offices of Gordon Slade have extensive experience in posting bonds to bail people out of jail with an outstanding traffic warrant. They may have been arrested at home, at work or during a routine traffic stop. There is no discrimination from law enforcement when it comes to outstanding warrants, and they will show up at the workplace or home of anyone with an outstanding warrant.
Don’t let this happen to you. We can help you evade the statewide warrant roundup, resolving your outstanding warrant so you can avoid a hefty fine or jail time.
Bail Defense Attorney, Surety Bonds, and Immediate Release from Jail
If you’ve already been arrested for a traffic warrant, you want to be immediately released from jail.
By retaining the services of the Law Offices of Gordon Slade, we will post bond for you and free you from jail, and will then represent you in court.
We will appear on your behalf once your court date is set, plead your case, and get the best outcome possible for your situation.
Contact Us Today
Since 1992, we have represented thousands of citizens charged with traffic violations in the city of San Antonio and the Bexar County area.
The vast majority of our cases result ultimately in the dismissal of the case. Each case is different. If your case has gone to warrant, call us today. In some cases we can get warrants withdrawn the same day you call.
Any traffic violation can result in a warrant if you fail to comply with the timelines set out in law.