As long as you’re not a prostitute, a drunk driver or a jerk who left the scene of an accident, the St. Louis municipal court system will cut you a break early next week.
The city is bringing back its warrant amnesty program next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (March 4-6). During those days, its website promises, you can either show up in person or call Amnesty Program
customer service representatives to “resolve outstanding payments and warrants without penalty.”
If you have an outstanding warrant and don’t want to be arrested the next time you happen to get pulled over or you interact with a police officer, this is your chance for forgiveness. The city will forgive all warrants stemming from ordinance violations (which includes stuff like failure to appear in court and petty larceny, but not murder — you've got to deal with the circuit court for that). Once the warrant is gone, you can arrange a new court date or payment plan. They're promising not to lock anyone up who comes seeking forgiveness.
The program will be open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. next Monday and Tuesday at St. Louis City Municipal Court (1520 Market Street)
. Hours for Wednesday are not listed yet. We contacted a customer representative this morning and they confirmed some hours of availability on Wednesday, March 6, but they're still hammering out details. They expect to have it settled by the end of this week.
This event is always packed, so early arrival is recommended. You can find out all of the details of the Amnesty Program at the information page here
And if you’re not sure if you have a pending case or you’re unsure of your warrant status, you can search by your name, case number or many other options at MuniCourt.net
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