Courts to launch Warrant Amnesty Program 4.22

Warrant Amnesty Program 4.22 - 5.4
Posted on 04/17/2019

 CITY OF GLENN HEIGHTS, TX

1938 South Hampton Road

Glenn Heights, TX  75154

 

HARRY GARRETT                                DAVID HALL, JD

MAYOR                                                  CITY MANAGER                                                                                                                                 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact:  Lauren Lewis

Public Information Officer/ Community Engagement Administrator

469-816-8030 |  Lauren.lewis@glennheightstx.gov

 

Glenn Heights Municipal Court to launch first annual Warrant Amnesty Program

The program will run from April 22, 2019- May 4, 2019

April 17, 2019

 

Glenn Heights, TX -- The City of Glenn Heights Municipal Court will launch the first annual Warrant Amnesty Program on April 22, 2019 to provide an opportunity for community members and others to resolve any outstanding warrants.  This program will also benefit a local community resource, the DeSoto Food Pantry, which services Glenn Heights and DeSoto residents, by donating all canned goods surrendered during the collection period.  “Our goal is to gain compliance for these cases,” says Angela Downes, Glenn Heights Alternate Judge. “Many of the warrants are for traffic-related citations for which the violator failed to appear in court or comply with the judge’s orders, but the warrants never go away. The defendant could be stopped in another City and the warrant will show up. We want this effort to clear current warrants while avoiding future arrests”.  The Warrant Amnesty Program will run from Monday, April 22, 2019-Saturday, May 4, 2019.

 

To participate in the program, please bring two (2) canned foods to the Municipal Court Clerk’s office located in City Hall (1938 S. Hampton Rd, Glenn Heights, TX 75154) to get $50.00 reduced from each warrant. Multiple warrants qualify.  Please note this is an opportunity to resolve any outstanding warrants you may have with the court.  You will not be arrested for your participation.   

Domestic violence cases do not qualify for the program.

Additional information the Municipal Court and the amnesty program can be found on the City of Glenn Heights website, www.glennheightstx.gov

 

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