In Dallas, a lot of things are possible that don’t happen in other counties. One of those things, is that it is possible to clear a warrant without the time wasting bookin process at the county jail. It’s an efficiency move that recognizes how useless it is to waste time making pot defendants sit in the county jail for hours. Good move Dallas County.
How does it work?
First, you need a defense lawyer. That defense lawyer must get a judge to set a bond and approve your book in waiver. If you are charged with murder, this probably won’t happen, if you are charged with the “crime” of possessing pot, then you’ve got a chance.
Then your defense lawyer will take you to the bond desk with the docket sheet. The bond desk can pull the warrants and cancel the warrant the on NCIC/TCIC. So you don’t get arrested the next time you are pulled over for speeding.
Then you visit the probation clerk. There you have your mugshot and fingerprints taken. Finally, the county is updated showing you posted bond, and you start making your regular court appearances.
You will need a lawyer to get this done. Don’t try it on your own.