Warrant Information

There are several ways to clear warrants.  The different types of warrants are explained below. To see payment options and other resources available, visit warrant options.

Arrest Warrant

An arrest warrant is a warrant signed by a judge granting law enforcement officials the right and ability to arrest a person of interest regarding a crime.  If you do not take care of your citation, this will result in a warrant for your arrest.  If you come to the Sugar Land Municipal Court to take care of your warrant, you will not be arrested.  

Capias Warrant

A capias warrant is issued in connection with a failure to appear before the court in a criminal case. When you do not attend your scheduled court proceeding a Capias Warrantmay be issued for your arrest.

Failure to Appear Warrant

A failure to appear is a violation that occurs when a defendant, lawfully released from custody with or without bail and intentionally and knowingly, fails to appear in accordance with the terms of the release.  This is a separate and distinct criminal charge.

Violate Promise to Appear

A Violate Promise to Appears is a violation that is added to a case when a person does not appear to handle their ticket.  This additional offense“Violate Promise to Appear” and associated fees will be filed against any person that is in violation of appearing to answer a citation.  This will result in a warrant for your arrest.