City to offer amnestry program prior to warrant roundup
GREENVILLE - The Greenville Police Department will soon begin an aggressive warrant round-up for individuals with outstanding municipal court warrants.
Prior to the warrant round-up, the Greenville Municipal Court will offer an amnesty period from Monday, February 6 through Friday, February 17. The Greenville Municipal Court is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There are currently over 4,923 outstanding warrants, with several individuals having multiple offenses. These individuals collectively owe more than $1.7 million in outstanding fines to the City of Greenville. Individuals who pay their outstanding balances during the amnesty period will avoid arrests during the upcoming warrant round-up. Additionally, they will save money by avoiding the payment of a warrant fee and the cost of posting a bond.
A list of persons with outstanding warrants will be published in the Herald-Banner on Sunday, February 12. To avoid have a name printed in the newspaper, the defendant must take care of any outstanding warrants no later than Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
Persons with outstanding tickets are encouraged to call the Greenville Municipal Court at 903-457-3129 immediately or visit in person at 3000 Lee Street. All fines and court costs must be paid in full following a conviction of a Judge’s order. The court accepts, cash, money orders, cashier’s checks and credit cards. Online payments are accepted at this link. If paying online, contact Greenville Municipal Court at 903-457-3129 first to get the exact amount owed. Partial payments will not be accepted.
Once the amnesty period is over, officers with the Greenville Police Department will begin aggressively serving warrants. Individuals with outstanding warrants could be arrested at their residence, place of employment, school or any other location.