POSTED: Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 9:52am
UPDATED: Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 9:57am
Hot Check Writers Urged to Take Advantage of Amnesty Period
EL PASO — The El Paso County Attorney's Office made public a list of 2,781 city residents with outstanding hot check warrants on Sunday. The publication of the warrant list kicks-off a two-week amnesty period that runs until Friday April 13, 2012.
The list can be found by clicking this link . Additionally, copies of the printed list will be made available for the public at all El Paso Police Regional Commands starting on Monday April 2, 2012.
Individuals who take advantage of the amnesty period and pay their outstanding balances before Friday, April 13, 2012, will avoid arrest during an upcoming county-wide warrant roundup that will be conducted by investigators of the El Paso County Attorney’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office, and Constables from Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Individuals who pay before the end of the amnesty period will not have to pay the extra fees related to incarceration such as court costs, attorney fees, and the cost of posting a bond.
Residents with outstanding hot check warrants can make their payments in person at the following locations:
- El Paso County Courthouse
500 E. San Antonio, room 503
M- F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- El Paso County Ysleta Annex
9521 Socorro Rd., Suite A-3
M - F 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- El Paso County Attorney’s Northeast Annex Office
4641 Cohen St., Suite D
M- F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.
Forms of payment accepted include credit cards, money orders, cashier checks, and cash; however, those paying with cash will have to bring the exact amount (cashiers cannot give change).
In addition, residents can make payments online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through “Hot Check E-pay,” by visiting the El Paso County Attorney’s Office web-page at https://www.epcounty.com/hotchecks/ . Some individuals may be eligible for a payment plan.
For more information regarding hot check payments and balances please contact the El Paso County Attorney's Office Hot Check Unit at 546-2051 or visit the El Paso County Attorney’s Office web site at: www.epcounty.com/CA. 
Since March 14, 2012, when the roundups were announced, 113 individuals have taken advantage of the amnesty program, paying off 219 checks worth more than $50,000
There are currently 2,781 names in the County's hot checks warrants list that owe local merchants more than $2.1 million.