Amnesty Week for municipal court warrants is next week

03/29/2013 6:00 AM

08/08/2014 10:15 AM

Outstanding municipal court warrants will be resolved and warrant fees will be waived for defendants who voluntarily participate in a program called Amnesty Week.

The amnesty period, which runs April 1-5, allows defendants with outstanding warrants the opportunity to resolve court obligations and have warrant fees of $50 waived without arrest for Wichita municipal court cases, city officials have said.

Warrant fees will be waived only if participants voluntarily appear to resolve warrants in court next week.

Wichita Municipal Court issues approximately 25,000 warrants each year to residents who have failed to comply with court-ordered obligations, such as failing to pay traffic tickets, failing to appear in court or violating probation. The names of defendants with outstanding warrants are currently posted at www.wichita.gov and are listed in a publication provided at area Dillon’s stores.

Amnesty Week is a partnership between the city of Wichita and the Greater Wichita Ministerial League. Additional information is available at www.wichita.gov and Cox cable’s Channel 7.

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