Topekans May Get Break On Outstanding Warrants

By: Suzie Gilbert Posted By Samantha Anderson
By: Suzie Gilbert Posted By Samantha Anderson

TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW)-- Topekans who broke the law, but failed to show up in court are about to get a break on their outstanding warrants.

Topeka Municipal Court Judge Vic Miller declared this week "Bench Warrant Amnesty Week."

Miller says he'd rather people come in voluntarily than be arrested for their warrants.

Starting Monday, anyone with an outstanding warrant can go into the clerk's office between 7:30 A.M. and 4 P.M. and reschedule their missed court appearance.

The $25 warrant fee will be waived, and the warrant will be withdrawn.

Miller says most bench warrants are several years old and now is the time to clear them, adding that arresting people for bench warrants eats up the valuable time of Topeka police officers, who could be fighting crime elsewhere.

Log on to Topeka.org to see if your name is on the bench warrant list.


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