Arkansas-side courts offer amnesty to avoid arrest


The Texarkana Arkansas District Court and the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department will conduct an amnesty period beginning January 15 through April 15, 2016 for people who have warrants for failure to appear or contempt of court for not paying fines.

During this time, the Arkansas District court will waive the warrant fee and jail time if full payment is received for delinquent citations.

“The amnesty program allows those being sought on warrant to avoid arrest and the assessment of additional court costs and provides the opportunity to resolve a case entirely,” Chief Probation Officer Debbie Nolte said.

“These individuals have had their driving privilege suspended and clearing these fines will also enable them to regain a valid driver’s license,” Nolte said. “With income tax returns coming, it is a great time for people to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Call the probation department at 903-798-3243 or the district court clerk at 903-798-3017 with questions about city warrants. For questions about Miller County warrants, call the probations department at 870-773-2971 or the district court clerk at 870-772-2780.

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