Craighead Co. District Court offering warrant amnesty | Crime
Are you in hot water with law enforcement for violating the Hot Check Law? Were you ordered to appear in court, but didn’t? Was a warrant issued because you revoked probation?
If so, you’re in luck. You may be able to get warrants dismissed, extra fines dropped and driving privileges reinstated.
Once again the Craighead County District Court is offering amnesty to those who have a “Public Service,” “Revocation of Probation,” “Violation of the Hot Check Law” or “Failure to Appear” warrant.
But, you must do the following:
- 1. Turn yourself in at the Jonesboro Police Department’s Warrants Division anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; or at the law enforcement agency that originally charged you.
- 2. Pay the underlying charges/tickets in full, plus a $50 warrant service fee at the time you surrender.
For most, that is all you will have to do. Some may be required to make a court appearance due to possible restitution, victim's rights, or if the underlying charge carries jail time or other requirements. Non-payments will not require a court appearance. You may then go to Driver Control to get a suspended license reinstated.
According to a news release from the Craighead County District Court, amnesty will last only a few weeks and will end without warning.