City of St. Louis temporarily lifts non-violent warrants

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - If you have a non-violent warrant in the city of St. Louis there's a two week temporary lift to give you time to clear it up. The recall does not include DWIs or leaving the scene of an accident.

Starting Monday the city will have extra staff to extend hours and locations for the next two weeks to allow citizens to reschedule court dates for those who have warrants for failing to appear.

"We've recalled 51,000 warrants to give people a grace period to get back in front of a judge and get their affairs in. You just have to show up prove who you are and reschedule a court date. You don't have to be worried about paying anything up front, it is free you. You just have to show up." said Communication Director Maggie Crane.

More than 51,000 people and 130,000 cases are in warrant status. So, if they get pulled over they could be arrested. The locations are St. Louis Municipal Court from 8am-6pm Monday-Friday between October 17th and 28th. The Carondolet Rec Complex 9am-4pm on October 25th and O'Fallon Park Rec Complex on the 27th from 9am to 4pm. If you don't get things cleared up you will go back into warrant status on October 29th.