Warrants Attorney

Warrants Attorney

A warrant is a writ—a formal written order—from a judge that usually authorizes the party executing the writ to perform an act that would otherwise be illegal and violate the rights of the subject of the warrant. Our warrants attorneys can help protect your rights. When a person knows that a warrant has been issued for his or her arrest, it is a mistake to assume that the warrant will eventually be forgotten about because once they are issued, warrants do not expire.

Fort Worth Arrest Warrants Lawyers

Has an arrest warrant been issued against you in Tarrant County or a surrounding area in Texas? It is in your best interest to immediately seek legal representation from an experienced warrants attorney to help negotiate the most favorable possible outcome to your scenario.

The Fort Worth arrest warrants attorneys at Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC assist scores of residents with outstanding warrants in Fort Worth and Arlington in Tarrant County, TX. We also represent clients in Cleburne, Weatherford, and the surrounding areas in Johnson County and Parker County, Texas. You can take advantage of a completely free initial consultation that will allow our firm to review your case as soon as you call (817) 502-3600.

Arrest Warrants in Texas

A warrant of arrest is defined in Texas Code of Criminal Procedure § 15.01 as “a written order from a magistrate, directed to a peace officer or some other person specially named, commanding him to take the body of the person accused of an offense, to be dealt with according to law.” A warrant is required to contain the three following details:

  • It must specify the name of the person whose arrest is ordered, if it be known—if unknown, then some reasonably definite description must be given of him;
  • It must state that the person is accused of some offense against the laws of Texas, naming the offense; and
  • It must be signed by the magistrate and his office must be named in the body of the warrant, or in connection with his signature.

After a warrant has been issued, Code of Criminal Procedure § 15.23 states that an arrest may be made on any day or at any time of the day or night and Code of Criminal Procedure § 15.24 establishes that all reasonable means are permitted to be used in making the arrest. A police officer is not required to have the actual warrant in his or her possession to make the arrest.

Failure to Appear Warrants in Fort Worth

Bench warrants—also called failure to appear or FTA warrants—are issued by judges when alleged offenders are not present in court on specifically scheduled dates. Failure to appear is a form of contempt of court, and the warrants are so named because the judges issue them from their elevated areas commonly referred to as the bench.

The municipal court in Fort Worth has two specific types of warrants that may be issued by the court:

  • Alias Warrants are issued for alleged offenders who fail to appear in cases involving class C misdemeanor charges; and
  • Capias Pro-Fine Warrants are issued when an individual has been assessed a fine but has failed to comply with the court’s orders.

Texas Resources for Warrants

Warrants | City of Fort Worth, Texas — You can learn more about why a warrant might be issued for your arrest in Fort Worth on this website. You can also look up warrants to see if you currently have any active warrants. Warrant fines and costs can be paid in full online, over the phone, or in person via Western Union Quick Collect, and active warrants will be canceled by the Fort Worth Municipal Court upon confirmation of payment from Western Union.

Fort Worth Municipal Court
1000 Throckmorton Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 392-6700

Warrants | Tarrant County — You can learn more about the deputies who handle warrants for the Sheriff’s Office on this website. The five units include the Fugitive Unit, Mental Health Deputies, Extradition Deputies, Transportation Deputies, and clerical staff, the employees assigned to manage and serve active criminal and mental health warrants.

Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division
200 Taylor Street
6th Floor
Fort Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-1289

Find a Warrants Lawyer in Fort Worth, TX

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, do not let a simple traffic offense lead to you being taken into custody. If you were the subject of a search warrant in Texas, you should make sure that the search was lawfully conducted. Our experienced warrants attorneys can help you understand your best options.

 

Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC helps clients with these kinds of warrant issues in communities throughout Parker County, Johnson County, Tarrant County, and the greater North Central Texas area. Let our Fort Worth criminal defense attorneys review your case by calling (817) 502-3600 or submitting an online form today to set up a free, confidential consultation.

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