Warrant amnesty helps you save money, avoid jail

Warrant amnesty helps you save money, avoid jail

The first warrant amnesty period of 2020 for the City of College Station and Brazos County starts Monday and runs through Feb. 28. If you have an outstanding warrant, you can avoid paying a $50 per case warrant fee if you pay the fine in full. During the warrant roundup Feb. 29-March 8, city marshals, police officers, reserve police officers, and constables will arrest those who haven’t paid their fines. Continue reading Warrant amnesty helps you save money, avoid jail

Pay heed to warrant amnesty and save money, avoid jail

Pay heed to warrant amnesty and save money, avoid jail

Since the City of College Station began our warrant amnesty/warrant roundup program in 2007, we’ve cleared more than 6,000 warrants valued at over $2 million. The first warrant amnesty period of 2018 for the City of College Station and Brazos County starts Monday and runs through March 2. If you have an outstanding warrant, you can avoid paying a $50 per case warrant fee if you pay the fine in full. It’s a much better option than going to jail. Continue reading Pay heed to warrant amnesty and save money, avoid jail

Save money, avoid jail during fall warrant amnesty

Save money, avoid jail during fall warrant amnesty

The fall warrant amnesty period for the City of College Station and Brazos County starts today and runs through Nov. 4.

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can avoid paying a $50 per case warrant fee if you pay the fine in full.
Many cities do the roundup without offering amnesty, but we think the amnesty period is important because you can make restitution, save a little money, and avoid jail time. Continue reading Save money, avoid jail during fall warrant amnesty

Podcast: Judge Spillane on warrant amnesty and toughest cases

Podcast: Judge Spillane on warrant amnesty and toughest cases

By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

College Station Municipal Court Judge Ed Spillane doesn’t want you to go to jail. If you run afoul of the law, he just wants you to come to court so the best-case scenario can be worked out.

In this edition of the podcast, Judge Spillane talks about why he offers a warrant amnesty period. He also describes the toughest cases he sees, some of the biggest misconceptions about the court, and his many experiences with “helicopter parents.”

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