Class C Warrants

For Class C Misdemeanor offenses, the initial punishment assessed is fine only. Class C misdemeanors are fine only offenses. However, the municipal court may issue two types of arrest warrants:

Is a warrant pending for your arrest? Pay your fine(s) now and avoid going to jail!
Law enforcement agendas in the State of Texas will combine forces to actively search for wanted subjects with warrants.
If you have an active warrant, please contact:

Harlingen Municipal Court
1018 Fair Park Blvd.
Harlingen, Texas 78550
For questions, please call (956) 216-5121

We accept payment by cash, money order, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover)

Warrant of Arrest

Warrant of Arrest for Failure to Appear in Court
This type of warrant is issued by the Court when an individual does not appear in Court on or before his or her appearance date that is on the ticket or summons. When you were issued the ticket, you signed at the bottom of it, promising to appear in court on or before a certain date and time, usually 10 days after the date of the ticket. In addition to the original charge, a charge of failing to appear is also filed against you. A Warrant of Arrest is then issued on both the original charge and the failure to appear charge.

If you are arrested under this type of warrant, you may post a bond to be released from jail and the bond may be a cash bond, an Attorney, or Surety Bond, or personal recognizance bond.

Capias Pro Fine Warrant

Warrant for Failure to Pay
The capias pro fine warrant is issued by the Court when an individual fails to satisfy a judgement according to its terms. For example, if you were on an installment plan, sometimes referred to as a time payment plan, and you failed to make a payment when due, and you did not contact the Court, then a capias pro fine warrant can be issued for your arrest.

If you are arrested under a capias pro fine warrant, you do not have the option to post a bond. Your choices are to either:

  • Pay the fine by cash, cashiers check, or money order
  • Serve time in jail