Texarkana Arkansas District Court Judge Wren Autrey today announced the beginning of an amnesty program sponsored by the Court in conjunction with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department.
The amnesty period, conducted for people who have warrants against them for failure to appear or contempt of court for not paying fines, begins today (Jan. 21, 2014) and ends March 31, 2014.
The amnesty program will enable those sought on warrants to avoid an arrest and additional court costs, as well as resolve their cases entirely, according to Debbie Nolte, chief probation officer.
During this time, if full payment is received for delinquent citations, the Arkansas District court will waive the warrant fee and jail time. Texarkana Arkansas police officers will not arrest anyone who appears at the Bi-State Justice Center, 100 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, TX, to pay these fines between now and March 31.
“These individuals have had their driving privilege suspended and clearing these fines will also enable them to regain a valid driver’s license,” Autry said. In addition to avoiding arrests and additional court costs, the $350 warrant fee will be waived and drivers’ licenses will be released for reinstatement.
Nolte added, "With income tax returns coming in, this is a great opportunity to stop looking over your shoulder and take care of these warrants and to have your driving privileges reinstated".
For further information, contact the District Court Clerk’s office at 903-798-3017, the Probation Department at 903-798-3241, or the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department’s Warrant Officer at 903- 798-3130.