Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The City of Wichita Municipal Court will be offering an Amnesty Week,
The amnesty week will allow defendants with outstanding municipal court warrants to resolve the issue and have warrant fees waived without facing arrest. Defendants will have to voluntarily appear to resolve the warrants in Municipal Court during the Amnesty in order to resolve the issue.
"It's going to be very helpful to us. As I said, we issue approximately 25,000 warrants each year. In partnership with the warrant office, Wichita Police Department, we make every effort to serve those warrants. It's a challenge," said Donte Martin, Municipal Court Administrator for the City of Wichita.
In 2006, there were 26,000 outstanding warrants and 2,208 participated in the program, which helped clear 2,440 warrants.
In 2003, there were 22,000 outstanding warrants and 2,978 participated in the program, which helped clear 3,700 warrants.
The Amnesty Week runs April 1-5. Office hours will be extended that week. They will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Defendants will need to visit the Court Clerk's Office on the 2nd floor of City Hall at 455 N. Main.
To search for an outstanding warrant, click here.