Tulsa to offer municipal warrant amnesty program

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa plans to begin a municipal warrant amnesty program that local officials hope will pour about $15 million into the city's coffers.

From May 1 to May 22, those who have old municipal warrants can have them resolved without having to be arrested or put in jail because of the warrant. The city also will waive all late fees and court costs related to the warrants.

Court officials sayd Tulsa had 188,659 outstanding warrants as of last month.

Three kinds of outstanding warrants can be resolved during the amnesty period -- a failure to appear warrant with a preset fine, a failure to appear warrant on a book-to-court citation or arrest case and a failure to pay warrant.

The city already has launched a parking citation amnesty program, which began April 6 and runs through Friday.

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