Texas law enforcement will now have the ability to immediately collect unpaid court fines, costs, and any other court assessed fees. So you can avoid jail time.

The new law took effect this September. If someone with an arrest warrant is pulled over, they can avoid a trip to the jail house by making a debit or credit payment on the spot. Officers will have the ability to process payment through an electronic device. If the citation is paid and processed, the officer is able to release that person without requiring authorization from a judge.