Local court offers amnesty for defendants with warrants

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Third Judicial District Court will offer an amnesty program that allows those with outstanding warrants for overdue fines and failure to appear to make arrangements to get back on track with the court with no additional penalties, the court said in a press release.

The Third Judicial District Court was created in 2017 and serves Carroll and Madison counties. It is made up of the district courts in Berryville, Eureka Springs, Green Forest and Huntsville.

Those with warrants for non-payment of fines or failure to appear can have their warrants served, and the additional fees and costs for those warrants eliminated, if they take advantage of the program.

Anyone who has a warrant for non-payment or failing to appear in court can go to the jail and they will be served with the warrant and immediately released with a court date. They will then need to come to court on the date they are given and talk to Judge Dale Ramsey about getting back on track with payments on their case.

The amnesty program runs from Sept. 1 to Sept. 15.

Those with warrants from the district court in Berryville, Eureka Springs or Green Forest will need to go to the Carroll County Detention Center in Berryville. If the warrant is from the district court in Huntsville, they will need to go to the jail in Huntsville.

If anyone has questions, or wants to know if they are eligible for the program, they can stop by the courtís booth at the fair, or they may call the district court in Berryville at 870-423-6247, the district court in Eureka Springs at 479-253-8574, the district court in Green Forest at 870-438-5866 or the district court in Huntsville at 479-738-2911.

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