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Amnesty program set for October

The Kansas City, Mo., Municipal Court judges have voted to hold an amnesty program for selected outstanding municipal warrants on Oct. 11, 13 and 18.

Eligible cases will be all warrants that are payable without a court appearance, that were issued on Dec. 31, 2002, or before. Cases that require a mandatory court appearance will not be eligible for the amnesty.

Mandatory court appearance cases are alleged violations of the City general ordnance code with the exception of animal license and leash law violations, and a limited number of first time violations of the housing code. Traffic cases that are not eligible are moving violations involved in an accident, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving with suspended or revoked license, leaving the scene or eluding an officer, and careless and imprudent driving.

Eligible cases will include any case payable over the counter. Payable cases include parking, non-moving and moving violations with the above exceptions. Late charges that have been added on to the cases will be forgiven during the amnesty period. Citizens with eligible outstanding warrants will be able to pay their cases at the original fine amount at the Municipal Court building, 1101 Locust St., during normal business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cases also can be paid at any of the Kansas City, Mo., Police Stations, 24 hours a day on the dates of the amnesty program.

The public may call Municipal Court, (816) 513-2700 for more information.

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