Yuma, Arizona.- Yuma Municipal Court is offering an Amnesty Program to provide relief to individuals with outstanding warrants starting Sept. 21.
This will be a one-time opportunity to take care of an active warrant for Failure to Appear, Failure to Comply and/or Failure to Pay. This program only applies to warrants issued out of Yuma Municipal Court.
In order to take advantage of the Amnesty Program, individuals must sign up in person at the Yuma Municipal Court, 1515 S. 2nd Ave., between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Sept. 21 through Oct. 13. Those who sign up will not be arrested, rather they will be given an appearance date to be seen by a Judge at Amnesty Court.
Persons signed up for this program who appear as scheduled for their Amnesty Court date will not face jail and will have their Failure to Appear, Failure to Comply and/or Failure to Pay charge dismissed. This will allow these individuals the chance to get back on track with their original case without the fear of being arrested.
“We encourage those with warrants to take advantage of this program, as it is a one-time opportunity,” said Yuma Municipal Court Commissioner Del Miller. “As the only court in our area currently offering this program, we are allowing those with warrants from our court the chance to address their legal issues without being arrested, and at the same time, eliminating the additional warrant charge.”
Those seeking to take advantage of the Amnesty Program must sign up no later than Oct. 13.