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Attention Wanted Offenders: Town of Lexington offering warrant amnesty day

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LEXINGTON, Ala. (WHNT) –  Officials in the town of Lexington are offering a day of amnesty next month. It’s the first time ever for the town’s courtroom.

If you are a wanted offender, or owe the court money, the doors will be open without penalty for one afternoon.

“People who have outstanding fines, who have warrants with this court, we’re going to give them the opportunity to come to court, without the fear of being arrested on that day,” explained prosecutor Tony Hughes.

That day is Tuesday, August 18 at 2 p.m.  That’s about a month away, so you have some time to think about it.

“After August 18, anyone that still has an outstanding warrant with the town of Lexington, the police department will start aggressively enforcing the warrants,” Hughes warned.

The day is an opportunity for the community to pay their fines, or settle it with the judge. They want to get old fines paid and old warrants cleared out.

“It’s a good gesture on the town’s part to have people come in without fear of being arrested because sometimes, that’s what people do when they know they have a warrant. They’re just not going to show up,” said Hughes.

This is the first ever opportunity in Lexington’s courtroom to talk freely about your options, and save law enforcement some time from tracking down wanted offenders.