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St.Louis hosts warrant amnesty program

DOWNTOWN – Individuals in St. Louis with outstanding warrants may be able to receive amnesty through a program hosted by the St. Louis Municipal Court.

From March 4 through 6, the Court will forgive warrants for people with misdemeanors – save for cases of DUIs, leaving the scene of an accident, or any charge related to prostitution. People can be assured that they won’t face arrest for showing up to court on these days. Instead, they’ll be given a new court date or a payment plan, depending upon the situation.

This is not the first time St. Louis has hosted such a program. Last year, the Court saw around two thousand cases during the program’s run, says St. Louis Court Administrator Richard Torack.

He says the program is helpful for both those with outstanding warrants and the court itself because “having a defendant with warrants doesn’t help anybody. It doesn’t help the defendant, and it doesn’t help us because we’re not getting a resolution of the case. So we really want people to come to court and deal with whatever the issues may be.”

Anyone who would like to partake in the program should visit St. Louis City Municipal Court at 1520 Market Street between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on March 4th and 5th, or from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 6th, with a valid photo ID. More information about the program can be found at the Municipal Court section of the website.

Samantha Auch

Sam Auch graduated from Knox College, where she studied Theater and Gender Studies. Outside her work with The Northsider, she works as an actor, playwright, and artist. You can found out more about her at her website

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