A new program sponsored by Neighbors Building Neighborhoods can help those running from the law to get back on track, according to Muskogee attorney Jim McClure. The warrant amnesty program is set for two days this week, he said.
“With no questions asked, those who have warrants or are behind on paying their court fines and costs now have help,” McClure said. The program is designed to remove barriers that keep people from starting to get caught up.
From 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow and Wednesday, those who are delinquent on paying the court or have warrants for failure to pay can go to the Gospel Rescue Mission, 323 Callahan St., pay $100 toward their fines and costs and their warrants will be recalled. As long as they stay on schedule after that, it will be like the delinquency never happened.
“You have to be able to show proof of steady income,” McClure said, “and pass a basic drug screen.”
Steady income can be from anything; a job, Social Security benefits, worker’s compensation. “All kinds of things,” McClure said. The program is only for Muskogee County courts and is designed to help keep people out of jail for failure to pay.
For more information on the program, call Neighbors Building Neighborhoods at 918-683-4600.