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How To Check For Warrants in Houston

Updated: Mar 4, 2023 @ 4:51 am

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A few times per week we get phone calls to our Houston office from people interested in finding out if there is a way to find out if they have a warrant in Harris County, without having to visit the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for obvious reasons.

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To get more information about how to find out if you have a warrant in Houston, click one of the links below. If you need legal representation, you may also contact our office to schedule your free case evaluation by calling 281-280-0100.

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Houston Misdemeanor Warrant Search

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has taken some steps to make it convenient for Texans to find out if a warrant has been issued for their arrest. Although limited to misdemeanors, anyone can find out if they (or someone else) have a warrant issued for their arrest on for Class A or Class B misdemeanor.

Class A or Class B misdemeanor criminal offenses include crimes such as DWI first and second offense, prostitution, and possession of marijuana, trespassing, unlawfully carrying a weapon, public lewdness, public intoxication, and some theft offenses.

How to Search For a Misdemeanor Harris County Warrant

To search for misdemeanor warrants you can use the Harris County Sheriff’s office’s website.

On the Harris County shares website, which is linked below, you can search for misdemeanor warrants that are currently active by using the defendant’s first name, last name, birth date, or SPN number.

Misdemeanor Warrant Search: (Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “agree.” Then you’ll be able to search.)

If you need help, call us at 281-280-0100.

Houston Felony Warrant Search

Although there is no exclusive “warrant search” available for persons seeking information regarding felony warrants, the Office of Harris County District Clerk does have an online portal which can be used to search for records which can be sorted by status and will show if a warrant/citation has been issued.

How to Search For a Felony Harris County Warrant

To search for a felony warrant in Harris County visit, click Online Services, and then select the Search Our Records and Documents option.

Next, click the criminal tab, then you can search by cause number or name. In theory, you can search by last name and get a list of everyone in the system with a pending trial or case that have the same surname. Under the status column you can see if a person is in jail, has posted bond, has had their case dismissed, or has a warrant issued for their arrest.

Felony Warrant Search:


How To Search For Houston Municipal Warrants

If you have a warrant from the city of Houston, for a fine-only misdemeanor, the best way to find out is to contact the Houston city help line at 311, or 713-837-0311. By calling the Houston City Help Line you can find out if a person is in jail, if they have a warrant issued for their arrest, in addition to their bond him. To find out if someone is in jail use the link below.

HPD Jail Public Information Inquiry:

How To Get an Arrest Warrant Lifted

If a warrant has been issued for your arrest you must act immediately to avoid jail. There are two options available to people have warrants for their arrest;

  1. post bail,
  2. Turn yourself in.

Need Help Fighting Criminal Charges in Houston?

Contact The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. 281-280-0100.

Having a warrant issued for your arrest means that driving and being out in public can lead to encounters with Houston Police Department officers or Harris County Sheriff’s deputies which can result in you going to jail. No matter when the warrant for your arrest is executed, it will be at an inconvenient time, and will cause negative ripple effects in your life. In other words, it’s best to handle it on your terms rather than that of the state.

Before you do anything that you might regret, it’s best talk with a criminal defense lawyer that can represent you on your case and help you deal with the bond or seek a bond reduction. If you need help figuring out the best option for you, we’re here to help you.

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Attorneys Tad Nelson and Amber Spurlock have been successful in cases that were claimed to be ”impossible”, and bring a combined 30 years of experience to the forefront for their clients. Board Certified® criminal lawyer Tad Nelson and attorney Amber Spurlock are former prosecutors, giving them keen insight into what to expect from the Dist. Atty., giving our legal team the advantage of an effective countermeasure.

If you need help, call us at 281-280-0100 to schedule your Free Consultation so our legal team can start work on your case.

How To Check For Warrants in Houston

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