For inquiries about warrants, please contact the appropriate Justice of the Peace Office:
Justice of the Peace Pct. 1- Judge Moore 361-645-3663
Justice of the Peace Pct. 2- Judge Calhoun 361-645-3320
For non-emergencies, contact us at:
To report an emergency dial: 911
It is often possible to avoid the inconvenience, unpleasantness, and embarrassment of a public arrest. Once a warrant of arrest is issued, it can be handled in several ways.
The two most common are service and recall or dismissal.
When a warrant is served or executed, it means that the person named on the warrant is physically arrested and taken either before the judge or to the county jail to await arraignment (see the judge). Arraignments are usually done in the morning hours, seven days a week at the jail itself. At the arraignment, a bond will be set. When the conditions of the bond are met, you are released from jail without having to stay for an extended period. Arraignments can often be set at a time more convenient to you by contacting the Warrant Officer. Keep in mind, you always have the option to have the warrant served, plead innocent, post a bond and go to court. You also may contact an attorney if you wish.
The judge has the authority to recall or dismiss a warrant without it being served. This is usually done for one of two reasons. Either the judge becomes convinced that the warrant is not valid (and he will dismiss the warrant), or payment is made in full (and he will recall the warrant).