Have a warrant out for your arrest? Take advantage of the amnesty program

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TOLEDO (WTVG) - For Toledo Municipal Court's 100th anniversary the court will offer a week-long amnesty program.

That means people who have outstanding bench warrants will be given a chance to get their cases resolved and will not go to jail.

"All of us judges have agreed that we will not take them into custody," said 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 case that day they'll just be given a future court date."

From October 2nd through October 7th, those with non-violent pending cases should stop by the courthouse at 555 N. Erie Street in Toledo.

The judge said they will be looking at cases like, driving offenses, people without an operative license, those driving under suspension, OVI cases, and petty theft cases.

People who talked to 13abc think this is a smart idea.

"Give them the benefit of the doubt and give them a chance," said Roblyn Skibinski. "I mean everyone screws up and has accidents and let them learn. If they're a repeat offender then that's a different story."

"If it's not bad or life threatening it shouldn't be on your record," said Antwuane Hughes.

During amnesty week, TMC is also hosting a resource fair at the courthouse. People can come get information regarding mental health treatment, substance abuse, and a valid driver's license from the BMV among other things.

Interested individuals should visit the courthouse Oct. 2-7 from 8:30-11 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. For more information, call the Toledo Municipal Court at (419) 245-1949 or check the Court’s Facebook page by clicking the "Court Facebook" link on this page.