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Have an Outstanding Warrant? New Orleans Municipal Court Announces Amnesty Week

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - Next week the City of New Orleans Municipal Court is offering a warrant amnesty week.  Those with pending violations and active warrants can have them recalled and save money on court fees.

“Amnesty allows citizens to avoid the all the negative consequences of an arrest, ie. embarrassment, inconvenience, overnight stays in jail, money to post bond, missed time from work or school, loss of employment, housing opportunities, etc.,” says a press release from the city.

Defendants will not be arrested when they come to court and they should bring money if possible.

Defendants are expected to pay at least 50 percent of the outstanding fines.  A payment plan can be arranged for the remaining amount.

People are asked to come to the City of New Orleans Municipal Court between 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. May 5-9th.

The court house is located at 727 S. Broad Street.