If a person is arrested on a City
of Laredo Class C Misdemeanor warrant (Click
here for more information on warrants),
he or she has the option to either post a bond or pay the fine.
following information applies if you are arrested on a Laredo
Posting a Bond
The Judge will accept the following types of
bonds in order to be release a person from
A cash bond is usually for the amount
equal to the fine and warrant fees. This money must
be paid in the form of cash, cashiers check, or money order.
receive a receipt for your payment and a copy of the bond, which
will indicate a court date.
You will be requested
to enter into a plea of "Nolo Contendere" or "No Contest." By entering into
this plea, you are giving the Judge permission to take the bond
money and apply it to the fine in event you do not appear on your
court date. After your hearing, the judge will allow you credit
for time spent in jail and order the Clerks' office to process
any refund amount due. NOTE: You are not required to enter into
the above plea. You have right to appear in court and request any
available option you wish for disposing of the
In all cases where a bond is
posted, please keep your copy of all documents.
You have a responsibility to make sure that
your address is kept current with the court. If you are unable to
come to court on the date given, you must make a written request or
come in person to request a new court date. Please bring paperwork
related to your case when you visit the court for a new