Toledo court offers week of amnesty
TOLEDO, Ohio (WNWO) —
In conjunction with the Toledo Municipal Court’s 100th year anniversary, the court is holding an Amnesty Week beginning Monday October 2nd through Saturday October 7th.
The purpose of Amnesty Week is to provide an opportunity for people who have non-violent bench warrants to come to court and have their warrants cleared without the fear of being arrested and taken into custody. “All of us judges have agreed that we will not take them into custody,” said Presiding Judge Joshua Lanzinger of Toledo Municipal Court. “We’ll remove their bench warrants and see if we can resolve their cases that day. If we can’t resolve their cases that day, they’ll be given a future court date.”
Individuals can visit the court between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday October 2 through Friday October 6th, or on Saturday October 7th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Informational booths from local mental health and substance abuse treatment providers will be on site on Tuesday October 3rd and Wednesday October 4th and staff from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be at the courthouse throughout Amnesty Week helping individuals determine what steps are necessary to resolve driver’s license issues.
For more information, call the Toledo Municipal Court at (419) 245-1949 or check the Court’s Facebook page .