If you received a traffic ticket from a Deputy Constable, Sheriff’s Deputy or a DPS Trooper and it turned into a warrant because you never took care of it, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office wants to make a deal with you. Settle up before February 28, 2014, and not only will they remove the failure to appear fine from the total cost of your warrant, they also promise not to haul you in when they start their warrant roundup.

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant but its been so long you're not sure, call the sheriff's office warrants section at 546-2214, or one of the seven Justice of Peace offices, or check the county website online and pay up while jail time is still optional. After the 12 day amnesty periods ends on February 28th, 2014, law enforcement is going to be knocking on your door or paying you a visit at your place of work, and it won't be pleasant. Spoiler Alert: it will end with you in handcuffs in the back of a police car.

The Sheriff’s Office warrant round up, by the way, is not the same as the one El Paso’s finest will be conducting. City and county warrants are totally separate and two different things. Names of individuals who have active warrants with the City of El Paso will be published in the Times on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014.