Law Enforcement for the Municipal Court
The Palestine Police Department.
Licensed Peace Officers
The Palestine Police Department also provides security support for court operations which is comprised of judges, court staff and visitors.
Listing of Active Warrants
Arrest Warrant Status (AW)
If you fail to appear on your case by the initial appearance date listed on your citation, a warrant will be issued for your arrest. There will also be an additional violation filed against you, referred to as a Failure to Appear (FTA) or a Violate Promise to Appear (VPTA), incurring separate fines and fees.
If your case is in an arrest warrant status, the following options are available:
Capias Pro Fine Warrant Status (CP)
A Capias Pro Fine warrant is issued when a Defendant fails to comply with a court issued order. In these instances, a plea has already been accepted and payment arrangements have been made. If your case is in Capias Pro Fine status the following options are available:
Third Party Collections
The Palestine Municipal Court also refers past due warrants to a third-party collection agency, McCreary, Veselka, Bragg and Allen, PC. For all cases referred, an additional 30% is added to the total owed on your violation. The warrant will not be lifted until your balance (including the additional 30%) is paid in full.
We also forward all cases in warrant status to OMNI Base Service of Texas. This statewide database will deny re-issuance of your driver's license indefinitely, until you have paid or disposed of all active cases. Payments for any case that is now in warrant status must be by cash, money order, cashier's check, or credit card. Personal checks will not be accepted. To verify the status of your license, visit the Texas Department of Public Safety's verification site.
WARNING: IF YOU FAIL TO DISPOSE OF YOUR WARRANT, OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL ACTIVELY PURSUE YOUR ARREST AT YOUR HOME, PLACE OF BUSINESS OR ANY OTHER LOCATION.