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Florence Municipal Court offering warrant amnesty days

Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 8:56 AM CDT
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FLORENCE, Ala. (WAFF) - If you have missed your court days due to COVID-19, Florence Municipal Court is offering two amnesty days in May.

The amnesty days will be held on May 24 and May 26 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Officials say if you come during those hours, you will not get arrested and be given a new court date.

WAFF is told the work release center has reopened and is now being used as an overflow for people being arrested for City of Florence misdemeanor warrants.

Florence Police Officer, Chad Breedwell, said the past year has been tough on many people, and he hopes people will take advantage of the city’s amnesty program next week.

“With COVID-19 for the past year we’ve actually had an influx of outstanding warrants that haven’t been served and everybody’s been out of a job and people have been kind of struggling financially and with COVID coming to an end we’re going to have a couple of days where they can come in and take care of their warrant without the fear of going to jail since everything is kind of opening back and people are getting on their feet,” said Breedwell.

Those who can’t attend those days can attend court any Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. For more information call Florence Magistrate Office at (256) 760-6625.

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