St. Louis expanding warrant forgiveness program after early succ - KMOV.com

St. Louis expanding warrant forgiveness program after early success

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

The City of St. Louis is extending its warrant forgiveness program an additional week and taking it on the road after 1,400 people took advantage of the program last week.

The city will offer a remote court location for the first time, hoping to reach the thousands of people still under warrant status in St. Louis.

The City of St. Louis is setting up shop at YMCA locations in north and south St. Louis to help those who have a warrant but don't have a way to get downtown.

At the YMCA locations, citizens will have an opportunity to set a new court date to clear their name.

"I think it's a good opportunity and this is a test balloon and if it works we'll probably do it more," said Judge Gordon Schweitzer, Jr.

The warrant forgiveness only applies to non-violent city ordinance violations.

There's no charge for a new court date and more than 1,400 people participated before the courts took their services on the road.

The remote court locations in Karp Foley Park and O'Fallon Park will be open for warrant forgiveness again Tuesday from 10 a.m until 3 p.m.

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