For most "Class C Misdemeanor" offenses, the initial punishment assessed does not include jail time. A fine may be imposed, or the Judge may require a person to participate in other agreed-upon programs. When you sign the citation issued by the Police Officer, you promise to appear in Court. You may be arrested if you do not voluntarily come to Court to address your citation, as you have promised. In addition, you may be arrested if you do not abide by the judgment set forth by the Court.
The Court issues two types of warrants:
- Warrant of Arrest-Capias Warrant
- Post-Judgement Warrant-Capias Pro-fine
A Capias Warrant is issued for:
- not appearing at the Court as promised
- not taking care of original Class C citation
If it is necessary to issue an arrest warrant, a $50 warrant fee will be added to your fine.
If you would like to enter a “no contest” or “guilty” plea, learn more about how to address your warrant.
In most cases, when a warrant for arrest is necessary, a notice may be sent to you at the address shown on your ticket. This notice outlines the violations charged against you and fines associated with them.