Some North Texas Police Departments Are Giving You A Second Chance

Some North Texas Police Departments Are Giving You A Second Chance

A dozen North Texas Police Departments are now giving you a second chance before taking you in. The city of Plano started the new program. It makes it easier for those with Class C Misdemeanors, like unpaid tickets, to avoid jail.


Normally offenders would have to pay cash, use a cashier's check, or get a bondsman to get out of jail. Now, 12 North Texas Cities will allow offenders to pay their warrants with a credit card on the spot, or over the phone. Officials in those cities say this results in less crowded jails, court cases are closed quicker, and residents are saved the embarrassment of going to jail.