Phase two of the 2019 Amarillo Municipal Court Compliance Campaign is underway. Amarillo Police Department officers are now serving warrants for outstanding citations.
“What our police department doesn’t want to do, is have to pull you over, then you have warrants you haven’t taken care of,” Municipal Court Administrator Victoria Medley said. “Then it’s at a different level.”
Residents with current warrants for their arrest are encouraged to call the Municipal Court at 806-378-3072, email email@example.com, come in person to the Municipal Court located at 201 S.E. 4th Ave, or click here.
The goal is to get residents to come in voluntarily to handle their warrants the easiest way possible. “We want people to comply, and they don’t want to have to arrest either. So if you’re not home they are going to put a door hanger on there,” Medley said. “Say hey listen, you have these active warrants, these are the ways you can handle it without us having to come back.”
Depending on the nature of the circumstances, solutions may include trials before a judge or jury, payment plans, community service, deferred dispositions and driving safety courses.
A person is always entitled to hire an attorney to handle their cases or represent themselves. For those pleading “guilty” or “no contest,” many cases can be paid online.
The current warrant list is available on the Municipal Court Website.