Don’t get arrested: Buncombe Co. hosting Amnesty Day

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ASHEVILLE, NC — Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams, with the assistance of Chief District Court Judge J. Calvin Hill and Clerk of Superior Court Stephen D. Cogburn announce the first Buncombe County “Begin Again” Amnesty Day to be held Wednesday, December 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The event will be held on the first floor of the old wing of the Buncombe County Courthouse.

The purpose of the event is to provide the general public with an opportunity to reset court dates, remit unpaid fines, and resolve and/or reschedule minor, non-violent misdemeanors and traffic citations (excluding DWI), without the fear of arrest.

“Too many people are arrested on old warrants or have their licenses revoked for charges that could be easily resolved. These outstanding issues can cause grave problems in employment and education.

To be eligible the misdemeanor, citation, infraction or other criminal process must have been issued from within the jurisdiction of Buncombe County.

Matters originating outside the jurisdiction of Buncombe County are not eligible and cannot be resolved.

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