Smith County warrant round-up extended

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Smith County Commissioner's Court:

SMITH COUNTY, TX - Smith County will extend its two-week warrant amnesty campaign through the entire month of August, due to the early success of the program.

The Smith County Collections Department, Justice Courts, Sheriff's and Constable's Offices originally declared an amnesty period for August 1 – 15, 2010, to allow anyone with outstanding fines or warrants for Class C Misdemeanors in Smith County to contact the County Collections Department (903-590-4624) and make arrangements to pay the fine without fear of arrest.

A Warrant Round-Up will begin on September 1, 2010, and all remaining cases will be moved into active warrant status with additional costs and fees added. Once the Warrant Round Up begins, defendants will be actively pursued at home and their places of work and arrested. Anyone operating a motor vehicle at the time of their arrest will have the vehicle towed.

The Smith County Collections Department and the Smith County Justice Courts will be available to take payments, workout payment plans and in some cases offer discounts during normal business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday – Friday during the amnesty period.  To find out if you have a warrant in Smith County visit and select the "Do you owe a court fine?" at the top of the home page. This site will allow you to search for your name in Smith County database.