Program waives warrant fees and resolves outstanding warrants
City of Wichita Municipal Court officials announced today, March 6, that outstanding warrants will be resolved and warrant fees will be waived for defendants who voluntarily participate in a program called Amnesty Week, April 1-5.
Amnesty Week allows defendants with outstanding warrants the opportunity to resolve court obligations and have warrant fees ($50) waived without arrest for Municipal Court cases. Waiver of warrant fees will occur only if participants voluntarily appear to resolve warrants in Municipal Court during Amnesty Week .
“This is an excellent opportunity for a resident to address their outstanding issues with the court, without fear of arrest,” said Jennifer Jones, the Municipal Court Administrative Judge.
Municipal Court issues approximately 25,000 warrants each year to residents who have failed to comply with court-ordered obligations. The names of defendants with outstanding warrants are currently posted at www.wichita.gov and will be listed in a publication provided at area Dillons stores beginning March 15. Defendants with outstanding warrants can still avoid the threat of arrest by resolving warrants prior to Amnesty Week. They can do that by appearing in the Court Clerk’s Office located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, 455 N. Main. Warrant fees will not be waived prior to Amnesty Week, April 1-5.
Amnesty Week is a partnership between the City of Wichita and the Greater Wichita Ministerial League. For additional information, please visit www.wichita.gov and watch Cox cable, Channel 7.