Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tulsa Judges Offer Grace

  To the Tulsa area readers; Tulsa's municipal courts are offering misdemeanor offenders with warrants, a limited time grace period.
  Even if you believe you paid that citation, it might be helpful to make sure all the records at the court clerk's office are in agreement with your understanding of the facts.
  Too many citizens have been improperly booked into the jail based upon bad recordkeeping of payments made by individuals.
  Here's the official posted notice, via email:

From: Communication Dept., City of Tulsa
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 9:15 AM
To: Communication Dept., City of Tulsa
Subject: News Release: Tulsa Municipal Courts to Offer Warrant Amnesty Period

Tulsa Municipal Courts to Offer Warrant Amnesty Period

The City of Tulsa is holding a municipal warrant amnesty period for individuals with municipal misdemeanor warrants on May 5 & 7 and May 12 & 14.

During the amnesty period, individuals with City of Tulsa municipal misdemeanor warrants can attend one of the four docket sessions during the amnesty period to avoid paying court costs and late fees. The only thing that will not be waived is warrant fees.

Individuals with municipal warrants may attend one of the court dockets from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the following locations and dates:

May 5 – Lacy Park, 2134 N. Madison Pl.
May 7 – Reed Park, 4233 S. Yukon Ave.
May 12 – Hicks Park, 3443 S. Mingo Rd.
May 14 – Whiteside Park, 4009 S. Pittsburg Ave.

“We are bringing a full service court with judges and cashiers at locations within the community and will have expedited court dockets to handle the increased volume of cases quickly,” Kelly Brader, Director of City of Tulsa Municipal Courts said.

Individuals who have failed to appear on a “book to court” citation or arrest case and have warrants for failure to pay after an earlier court adjudication, must appear before a judge to settle their cases.

Those who appear will not be arrested for their outstanding warrants. Immigration status of those appearing to pay fines or for a court appearance will not be checked.

After the court sessions are held and the amnesty period is over on May 14, Municipal Courts will hold an aggressive warrant sweep throughout the city.

For more information or questions about outstanding municipal warrants, call (918) 596-7761. Individuals can also call the Customer Care Center at (918) 596-2100 to find out if you have an outstanding warrant.
David Van Risseghem

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