Amnesty Week at Municipal Court Proving Popular

(Toledo, OH) An experiment to celebrate the Toledo Municipal Court's 100th anniversary is showing signs of success.

Court administrators say their first-ever "amnesty week" has drawn hundreds of people seeking to clear outstanding warrants.  Amnesty is being offered to nonviolent offenders this week to help reduce a backlog of bench warrants and related cases.  

More than 13,000 warrants were cleared by the seven municipal court judges in the first two days, with amnesty week running through Saturday. 

Bureau of motor vehicles officials also are helping people to clear traffic violations that impact their driver's licenses in a sort of one-stop shop.

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