Atlanta Warrant Amnesty: “There Are Some Real Consequences For Missing A Court Date”

It’s a “limited time offer” according to Christopher Patterson with City of Atlanta Municipal Court. He’s talking about the court’s Warrant Amnesty Program. For the next seven weeks, those with outstanding warrants, according to Patterson, “will have an opportunity to clear past violations without arrest or additional court penalties.”

The amnesty period, which started on Monday, February 2, 2015, ends on Friday, March 27, 2015. Chief Judge Herman Sloan says, “We are pleased to extend an opportunity for individuals who previously failed to appear at a scheduled court appearance to come forward and resolve their case while saving money and avoiding arrest in the process.”

For information on warrants issued by the Municipal Court of Atlanta, you can visit the court’s website at http://court.atlantaga.gov or contact the Municipal Court Warrant Department at 404-658-6959.

I talked to Patterson about what is necessary to qualify for the amnesty program and what could happen if you don’t come forward.

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