September 20, 2011

Sheriff, courts, prosecutors offer warrant amnesty for traffic offenders

People facing possible arrests for traffic warrants can pay their fines without fear of further repercussions during a traffic amnesty program next week at the Sedgwick County Courthouse.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, District Court and District Attorney's Office are conducting a traffic warrant amnesty program from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 and from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 1 on the fifth floor of the Courthouse.

The program will provide legal waivers from warrant fees, court costs and possible arrest for those who voluntarily show up to pay their traffic fines. Warrants can include failing to appear in court or for a probation violation.

A judge will be available to discuss cases. Those unable to pay the full amount of their fines should be prepared to make a partial payment. Those cited for not having proof of insurance will have to bring proof they did have insurance and that the vehicle was covered at the time of the violation.

This program is for warrants issued only by Sedgwick County District Court; it doesn't include city cases.

A warrant check is available online.

People also may check for active warrants by calling 316-660-3960.

Further questions may be answered in person at 1 p.m. Friday on the 11th floor of the Courthouse.

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