Amnesty Programs Offered on Both Sides of Texarkana
Amnesty programs are being offered to those with outstanding warrants in Texarkana, Arkansas, and in Texarkana, Texas. We have the details.
From a Texarkana, Arkansas press release,
The Texarkana Arkansas District Court and the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department will conduct an amnesty period beginning January 20, 2015 though March 31, 2015 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.
Debbie Nolte, Chief Probation Officer, 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 privileges suspended and clearing these fines will also enable them to regain a valid driver’s license." Judge Autrey will waive the $350 warrant fee and release driver’s licenses for reinstatement.
Nolte, said, "With income tax returns coming in, this is a great opportunity to stop looking over your shoulder and take care of these warrants, and to have your driving privileges reinstated."
For further information contact the District Court Clerk’s office at 903-798-3017, the Probation Department at 903-798-3241, or the Texarkana, Ark., Police Department’s Warrant Officer at 903- 798-3130. You can also visit the Texarkana Ark., Police Department online.
It was posted earlier that Texarkana, Texas will also be offering an amnesty program from January 23, to April 30, 2015.