Amnesty period set to start mid-January in Texarkana, Arkansas
The Texarkana Arkansas District Court and the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department will conduct an amnesty period beginning January 14, 2013 through March 28,2013, for people who have warrants for failure to appear or contempt of court for not paying fines.
During this time, the Arkansas District court will waive the warrant fee and jail time if full payment is received for delinquent citations. Texarkana Arkansas Police Officers will not arrest anyone who appears at the Bi-State to pay these fines. After the amnesty period expires, the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department plans to conduct a “warrant round-up” targeted at finding and arresting anyone who is wanted on an outstanding warrant.
The upcoming amnesty period was announced today by District Court Judge Wren Autrey. Arkansas District Court said the amnesty program would enable those being sought on warrants to avoid being arrested, avoid being assessed additional court costs and resolve their case entirely. Judge Wren Autrey said, “these individuals have had their driving privilege suspended and clearing these fines will also enable them to regain a valid driver’s license”. For further information you may contact the District Court Clerk’s office at 903-798-3017, the Probation Department at 903-798-3241, or the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department’s Warrant Officer at 903- 798-3130.
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