Category Archives: Municipal Court

Reminder: Great Texas Warrant Roundup Begins March 1

Arlington will join more than 250 law enforcement jurisdictions from across Texas for the annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup, which begins Saturday, March 1 and runs through Sunday, March 9. The roundup is designed to target thousands of individuals with traffic, parking, city ordinance and penal code violations. This roundup is believed to be the largest joint operation of its kind. Law enforcement agencies and cities throughout the state conduct roundups at different times throughout the year, focusing on violators with outstanding Class C misdemeanor warrants. Those arrested are taken before court judges for arraignment and disposition of their cases. Read more…

Great Texas Warrant Roundup Begins March 1

Arlington will join more than 250 law enforcement jurisdictions from across Texas for the annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup, which begins Saturday, March 1 and runs through Sunday, March 9. The roundup is designed to target thousands of individuals with traffic, parking, city ordinance and penal code violations. This roundup is believed to be the largest joint operation of its kind. Law enforcement agencies and cities throughout the state conduct roundups at different times throughout the year, focusing on violators with outstanding Class C misdemeanor warrants. Those arrested are taken before court judges for arraignment and disposition of their cases. Read more…

Higher Penalties for Traffic-Related Violations

Starting this fall, penalties will substantially increase for Arlington drivers who do not stop for school buses or who fail to provide proper safety restraints for young children. Fines for those who don’t stop for a school bus nearly doubled from $400 to almost $900. The penalty for those ticketed with driving with unrestrained children under the age of 8 and not taller than four feet nine inches tall also increased from $124 to $199. Harsher penalties for not stopping for loading and unloading school buses are among several new statewide changes that were passed in the most recent legislative Read more…

Get a Free Booster Seat Sunday in Arlington

Need a booster seat for your child? The Arlington Municipal Court is holding a child safety seat check and free booster seat distribution event Sunday, Sept. 29, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, in the Arlington Municipal Court’s parking lot located at 101 S. Mesquite Street. At the event, certified child passenger safety specialists will be available to check car seats and booster seats for proper installation and provide hands-on education to parents and caregivers. Additionally, they will be distributing free booster seats on a first-come, first-served basis. Only 20 booster seats are available. To receive a booster seat, the child Read more…

Arlington Offering Child Car Seats to Keep Young Passengers Safe

Do you know how to properly install a car seat? Seventy-five percent of the parents do not. Check out this video to see how. Each morning Deputy Court Clerk Nancy Marshall checks to see if her two-year-old’s car seat is installed properly.  That way her little one can enjoy a safe ride. The young mother knows a thing or two about installing a child car seat correctly—she recently received her certification to be a child passenger safety technician. She inspects car seats for motorists who receive citations related to improper use of car seats. Marshall also manages a grant – Read more…

Municipal Court Adds New Online Payment Option

Arlington drivers tasked with taking care of a traffic ticket now have easier access to the Arlington Municipal Court in the form of a new online payment option available via the Court’s website. The system has long provided online options to pay the fines associated with warrants and convictions, but a request for deferred disposition for a traffic violation has previously required a trip to the courthouse. “With this new feature, people can request additional options that keep citations off driving records,” said Katy Tagg, a court system administrator. “They can also upload a document or two, like a driver’s Read more…

Arlington Municipal Court Honored with 2013 Municipal Traffic Safety Initiative Award

The City of Arlington continues to win statewide awards for developing and implementing revolutionary initiatives. Earlier this month, the City of Arlington Municipal Court Department received the 2013 Municipal Traffic Safety Initiative Award given by the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (TMCEC) and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) during its annual Traffic Safety Initiatives Conference. This year’s event was held April 2-4 in Austin. “Winning this award is an honor because it recognizes cities making outstanding contributions toward increasing traffic safety,” stated the Honorable Teresa Evans, Associate Judge.  All municipal courts in Texas were eligible to participate in this program. Read more…

Arlington Teen Court Offers Second Chances

Have you ever spent a night in jail? It’s not a fun place to be. With the Texas Warrant Roundup fast approaching, the City of Arlington wants teenagers to know there is a way to avoid the embarrassment of being arrested. As long as an unpaid ticket or citation hasn’t reached warrant status, juvenile Class C misdemeanor offenders can ask a juvenile court judge to award Teen Court, where teen perpetrators can be tried by their peers instead of City prosecutors. Arlington Teen Court is a legally binding alternative system of justice offering young offenders an opportunity to make restitution Read more…

Reminder: Great Texas Warrant Roundup Begins March 2

If you have received a warrant notice or any unpaid traffic or parking tickets that you may have forgotten about, you are urged to take care of it before the week of March 2-10. That’s when the 2013 Great Texas Warrant Roundup begins. Arlington will join more than 250 law enforcement jurisdictions from across Texas during the warrant roundup, which targets thousands of individuals with traffic, parking, city ordinance and penal code violations. This roundup is believed to be the largest joint operation of its kind. Law enforcement agencies and cities throughout the state conduct roundups at different times throughout the Read more…

Texas Warrant Roundup Begins March 2

Arlington will join more than 250 law enforcement jurisdictions from across Texas for the annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup, which begins Saturday, March 2 and runs through Sunday, March 10. The roundup is designed to target thousands of individuals with traffic, parking, city ordinance and penal code violations. This roundup is believed to be the largest joint operation of its kind. Law enforcement agencies and cities throughout the state conduct roundups at different times throughout the year, focusing on violators with outstanding Class C misdemeanor warrants. Those arrested are taken before court judges for arraignment and disposition of their cases. Read more…