If a subject fails to make an initial appearance
after a citation is issued and alias warrant will be issued.
If a subject sets a court date, and then fails to
show at scheduled court date a bench warrant will be issued.
If a subject has a guilty judgment either through
court appearance, plea, or arraignment in jail, but then fails to pay the fine
within the required time period a capias warrant will be issued.
Parole Revocation Warrant (Blue Warrant)
The issuance of a parole
revocation warrant is as follows:
"The supervising parole
officer submits a report of violation when an offender on parole or
mandatory release status is believed to have violated terms or conditions of
supervised release. The report of violation is what determines whether a
warrant will be issued. Personnel within the Parole Division will review the
report of violation and determine if there is probable cause to believe a
violation of parole conditions has occurred. If such a finding is made, and
no other suitable sanctions appear warranted, a warrant is issued to detain
the offender pending an administrative hearing. The warrant is typically
published in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and/or the Texas
Crime Information Center (TCIC) fugitives warrant database.
Once an offender is detained on a parole warrant and the sheriff having
custody has notified the Parole Division of arrest, the Parole Division
determines whether to place the case into the hearing process. If the
violations are administrative only (no criminal law violations pending
disposition in a court of law), or include adjudicated charges (a
conviction) and the offender has discharged any imposed sentence, a request
is made for a hearing to be scheduled. The sheriff having custody is also
required to notify the Parole Division when criminal charges have been
dismissed and when any imposed sentence resulting from a conviction has been
discharged. In instances where there are criminal charges pending
adjudication, the Parole Division will normally defer the revocation process
pending final disposition of the criminal charges."
of Pardons and Paroles