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City of Garland Municipal Court Warrant Recall Day Feb. 28

ThWarrant Recall Day e Garland Municipal Court will host a Warrant Recall Day from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 28.

This special day of amnesty comes just before the 2020 Texas Warrant Roundup begins March 7. If your Municipal Court warrants are not cleared, City of Garland Marshals and police officers may show up at your home or work, arrest you and take you to jail.

You will not be arrested for outstanding Garland warrants if you appear before a judge on Warrant Recall Day.

To take advantage of Warrant Recall Day, come to the second floor of the Garland Municipal Court building, 1791 W. Avenue B, with a valid ID and be prepared to pay your unpaid fines. For more information, contact Lt. Judy Granado with the Garland City Marshal’s office at 972-487-7342.

About Municipal Court

The Municipal Court serves as the City’s judicial branch of government; as well as a part of the State of Texas judicial system. Garland Municipal Court is a Court of Record which hears Class C Misdemeanor criminal cases, including traffic violations, city ordinance violations and fine only offenses. As an impartial servant in the administration of Justice, the Courts purpose is to hear legal matters, process and retain Court records, collect and track all fines, fees and restitution’s of the Court. 

When you receive a citation, the options you have to resolve your case can vary depending on many different factors including, but not limited to: the type of violation, the severity of the violation, the age of the defendant, etc.

The first thing you will need to do is enter a plea on or before your appearance date. Once you announce your intended plea and complete the contact information card with your current information, you may be scheduled for a court date, or you may have the option of disposing of the case without appearing in open court. 

If your situation allows you to resolve the matter without appearing in open court, you may pay the fine, provide proof for expired violations or insurance matters, or you may be eligible for an alternate sentencing option such as deferred disposition (deferred adjudication), or a driving safety course. For additional information, call 972-205-2330.