Avoid Being Arrested: Amnesty Period Announced

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POSTED: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 3:45pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 6:43pm

Sheriff's Office Announce Amnesty Period for Outstanding Warrants

EL PASO— The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal to roundup those with outstanding hot check warrants.

County Sheriff Chief Richard Wiles announced Friday that there will be an amnesty period where people can pay their outstanding warrants without being arrested.

The amnesty period will run from Feb. 7-18, 2011. The names of people with outstanding warrants will be published on Feb. 6, 2011 through the County website and through other medias. Those who wish to avoid their name being published must pay their fees before Feb. 4.

The Sheriff's Office also said that those that do take advantage of the amnesty period will avoid being arrested during an upcoming county-wide warrant round-up.

People with outstanding hot check warrants can pay in person with cash, credit cards, money orders, or cashier checks at:

El Paso County Courthouse
500 E. San Antonio, room 503
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Or
El Paso County Ysleta Annex
9521 Socorro Rd., Suite A-3
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Payments can also be made through the El Paso County Attorney's Office Web site at www.epcounty.com/CA. The County Attorney's Office is also accepting payment plans for the first time for “qualifying” individuals.

There are more than 3,075 names on the county's hot checks warrants list. At least $2.76 million is owed.

DATES TO REMEMBER:
January 31-February 4, 2011— Amnesty period to avoid publication of name
February 6, 2011— Names will be published
February 6-17, 2011— Amnesty period; avoid arrest
February 18, 2011— LAST DAY OF AMNESTY

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