The Texarkana Arkansas District Court and the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department will conduct an amnesty period beginning January 19, 2011 though March 31, 2011 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. Texarkana Arkansas Police Officers will not arrest anyone who appears at the Bi-State to pay these fines. After the amnesty period expires, the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department plans to conduct a “warrant round-up” targeted at finding and arresting anyone who is wanted on an outstanding warrant.
The upcoming amnesty period was announced today by District Court Judge Wren Autrey. Debbie Nolte, Chief Probation Officer, said the amnesty program would enable those being sought on warrants to avoid being arrested, avoid being assessed additional court costs and resolve their case entirely. Judge Wren Autrey said, “These individuals have had their driving privilege suspended and clearing these fines will also enable them to regain a valid driver’s license”. Judge Wren Autrey will waive the $350.00 warrant fee and release you driver’s license for reinstatement. Chief Probation Officer, Debbie Nolte, said, "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 you may 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.
Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.
Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer
903-798-3187 (office) 903-824-4199 (cell)