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Arrest – to seize, by legal authority or warrant; taken into custody

Capias Pro Fine -are writs or warrants issued after the defendant defaults on an agreement with the court.

Bondsman- a person who by bond becomes surety for another.


  1. a judicial decision given by a judge or court.
  2. the obligation, especially a debt, arising from a judicial decision.
  3. the certificate embodying such a decision and issued against the obligor, especially a debtor.

Revised Payment Plans- to restart a payment plan due to illnesses, death, or employment

Bill of Cost-is an itemized list of expenses a prevailing party in a or action needs to pay for services procured from a lawyer.

Receipt -a piece of paper on which the things that you buy or the services that you pay for are listed with the total amount paid and the prices for each

Felony- a crime sufficiently serious to be punishable by death or a term in state or federal prison, as distinguished from a misdemeanor which is only punishable by confinement to county or local jail and/or a fine.

Misdemeanor- is any "lesser" criminal act in some common law legal systems. Misdemeanors are generally punished less severely than felonies, but theoretically more so than administrative infractions (also known as minor, petty or summary offences) and regulatory offences. Many misdemeanors are punished with monetary fines.

Payment Plan – Is the written contract to pay the criminal assessed court cost, fines and attorneys and some restitution ordered by the Court. The plan states the terms of the agreement and the amount to be paid weekly, biweekly monthly to the courts.

Jail Order- is conditions the Court has ordered for the said defendant to do Jail Time.

Commit and Release Order- an order given by the Court to provide jail time for Felonies.

Warrant recall- Recall an active warrant.

Last Chance Letter- Last Chance letter provides the defendant an additional 14 days to contact the Collections Department and make new arrangements or seek help.

No show letter- Letter mailed the day of Court notifying the defendants they did not follow the Courts orders and they are given 5 business days to come in and set up a payment plan.

Judgment NiSi-Nisi is Latin for "unless." A judgment nisi is an intermediate judgment which will become final unless a party appeals or formally requests the court to set it aside. An interlocutory decree is properly referred to as a judgment nisi.

FTA- Fail to Appear for Court. Missed Court Date

(MTR) Motion to Revoke -If you have previously plead guilty to an offense and you were placed on community supervision (probation) and you have violated one or more of the conditions of community supervision, the state may file a Motion to Revoke. This will require you to appear in court before a judge and if any of the allegations presented in the Motion to Revoke are true, you may face the original sentence. This could include going to jail or prison. You need an attorney to represent you at your Motion to Revoke hearing.

(MTP)-Motion to Proceed is a Motion to Adjudicate -A motion to adjudicate would be a formal petition to the court to take some action, or hold a hearing or trial for the purposes of coming to a legal conclusion.

Surety to surrender-Surrender by a surety of a defendant is closely controlled by statute. In order to comply with the law regarding surrender of the principal (defendant) by a surety, bondsmen and sureties are encouraged to carefully examine the law and to use proper and legal forms for that purpose. In an effort to ensure that sureties have forms that are sufficient for the purpose, a blank set of forms may be obtained from this Website (see below) or through the Court Coordinator. This Court is not a proponent of any particular form or format so long as the documents tendered to the Court do comply with the law and rules.

Time Payment fee$25.00-(a) A person convicted of an offense shall pay, in addition to all other costs, a fee of $25 (if the conviction date is prior to 1.1.2020) or $15 (if the conviction date is on or after 1.1.2020) if the person:(1)has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor; and(2)pays any part of a fine, court costs, or restitution on or after the 31st day after the date on which a judgment is entered assessing the fine, court costs, or restitution.

Administration Fee $2.00-an officer listed in article 103.003 or community supervision and corrections department may assess an administration fee for each transactions. The may not exceed $2.00 for each transaction.

Judgment and Sentence- an opinion or decision that is based on careful thought: the act or process of forming an opinion or making a decision after careful thought : the act of judging something or someone : the ability to make good decisions about what should be done.

Order for Payment plan- Order signed by the Court telling the defendant to either pay in full or set up a payment plan.

Subpoena-law : a written order that commands someone to appear in court to give evidence

Witness-: a person who sees something (such as a crime) happen
law : a person who makes a statement in a court about what he or she knows or has seen : a person who is present at an event (such as a wedding) and can say that it happened

Jury-a group of people who are members of the public and are chosen to make a decision in a legal case : a group of people who decide the winners in a contest