Any of you guys ever get arrested at your house because of one of these "Traffic Ticket Roundups?" Sometimes you'll see a particular city send out a warning of "pay up" on your outstanding tickets or we might arrest you on a predetermined weekend.. This time, they claim, 276 law enforcement entities in Texas are going to take part in it. Even our publicity seeking Texas Attorney General is getting in on the threats.
I bet this is just a bluff to scare people into paying their tickets. There are a lot of municipal and JP courts that don't even issue warrants. They just put notice of the outstanding ticket in something called an OMNIBASE system that prevents you from renewing your drivers license until all tickets are taken care of.
I'm betting this is nothing more than a bluff.
Honestly, the amount of manpower expense to arrest someone solely for a traffic ticket doesn't' justify it. It would would cost more than the ticket revenue. And, if a person is arrested, they don't have to pay the ticket. Normally a bond is set and you can walk out for a fraction of the cost of paying the ticket.
at 11:17 AM