Warrant Amnesty Week Begins Today

By: City of Wichita News Release Email
By: City of Wichita News Release Email

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Monday, April 1, 2013

City of Wichita Municipal Court officials today launched Amnesty Week, a five-day period when defendants with outstanding warrants can resolve court obligations and have $50 warrant fees waived.

Defendants will not be arrested but warrant fees will only be waived if they voluntarily appear in court to resolve warrants during Amnesty Week, which ends on Friday. During this week, Municipal Court is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Municipal Court is located on the third floor at City Hall, 455 N. Main.

“This is an excellent opportunity for a resident to address their outstanding issues with the court, without fear of arrest,” said Jennifer Jones, the Municipal Court Administrative Judge.

Municipal Court issues approximately 25,000 warrants each year to residents who have failed to comply with court-ordered obligations. The names of defendants with outstanding warrants are currently posted at www.wichita.gov and will be listed in a publication provided at area Dillons stores beginning March 15. Defendants with outstanding warrants can still avoid the threat of arrest by resolving warrants prior to Amnesty Week. They can do that by appearing in the Court Clerk’s Office located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, 455 N. Main. Warrant fees will not be waived prior to Amnesty Week, April 1-5.

Amnesty Week is a partnership between the City of Wichita and the Greater Wichita Ministerial League. For additional information, please visit www.wichita.gov and watch Cox cable, Channel 7.

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