City of St. Louis Municipal Court Offers Warrant Forgiveness

Warrants Lifted, New Court Date Set

February 19, 2014 | 2 min reading time

Anyone with a warrant for a nonviolent City ordinance violation can turn themselves in to the Municipal Court this week to receive a new court date on the spot instead of being booked into jail.

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.this week, individuals who believe they are in warrant can come to the St. Louis City Municipal Court at 1520 Market Street (enter from 16th Street) to cancel warrants and get a new court date. The cost is $35 whether someone has one warrant or a dozen.

Warrant forgiveness is good only for City ordinance violations, including but not limited to: truancy, nuisance, moving and non-moving violations. People with state charges or DUI/DWI charges are not eligible for warrant forgiveness. Other charges may have a reduced bond.

"Having a warrant out for your arrest is an obstacle that can affect your job or your ability to get one, like having your license suspended," said Maggie Crane, Director of Communications for Mayor Slay. "This forgiveness program is not amnesty from your obligations to the law, but this will clear your warrant and get you a new court date to get in front of a judge."

People can check whether they have a warrant out for their arrest by searching for their name, date of birth and zip code on the City Court's website.

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