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Jan 31, 2013 8:15 AM by AP

Baker warrant amnesty program

BAKER, La. (AP) - People who have had arrest warrants issued against them in Baker City Court may take advantage of an amnesty program during February to avoid unexpectedly winding up in jail.

City Court Judge Kirk A. Williams says people who have not responded to summonses to appear in court, paid outstanding fines or taken care of other obligations likely have had bench warrants issued for their arrest.

Police Chief Mike Knaps says more than 6,000 bench warrants are outstanding and police will form "round-up teams" in March to try to whittle down the backlog.

Anyone who has an outstanding warrant may come to the City Court Clerk's Office, have the bench warrant recalled and get a new court date.


Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com




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