Derby offers warrant amnesty day

11/05/2012 5:09 PM

11/05/2012 5:11 PM

Derby Municipal Court is offering a warrant amnesty day later this month.

Court officials want to clear old warrants out of the system and collect outstanding court costs and fines, city spokeswoman Kristy Bansemer said in a statement.

Warrant Amnesty Day will be from 1 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 at 229 N. Baltimore in Derby. People with warrants can clear their case without fear of being arrested.

Defendants will not be charged with failure to appear or have to pay fines or court costs associated with the offense, Bansemer said. They will save $166 for each failure to appear warrant that is dismissed.

But they will be required to pay all fines and costs associated with their original infraction in full on Nov. 20.

Anyone with an active “failure to appear” warrant for an infraction settled with fines and costs is eligible to participate in the program, Bansemer said. This includes unpaid parking tickets, unpaid traffic infractions and individuals who have not paid their fines.

Participants are required to appear in person. A list of eligible participants is available at www.derbyweb.com/departments/municipal-court.cfm and on Derby Cox Channel 7.

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