City of Gadsden Amnesty Day set for March 6


The City of Gadsden will offer an Amnesty Court Day on Wednesday, March 6, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.  The court office will remain open through lunch for the amnesty, which provides an opportunity for those with certain municipal court charges to clear their cases without concern of being physically arrested.

Amnesty is offered to all individuals who have received traffic, misdemeanors, failed to appear, owe fines, has a warrant and any pending charges. On Amnesty Day, Judge Welch will accept one half of the amount that is owed to the court (must be paid in full that day) and the court will remit the balance owed. Anyone wishing to take advantage of this program may do so by appearing in court on March 6. Only cases that have been previously adjudicated are eligible for this promotion. Pre-Trial Diversion cases are not eligible for amnesty. Typically, the cases eligible for consideration for amnesty are failure to appear in court and defendants who owe fines and fees.

For more information, call the court office at 256-549-4595.

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