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Florence Municipal Court to hold 'Amnesty Days' for people who missed court dates to reschedule without being arrested

According to the City, if people who come during these hours will not be arrested and will be assigned a new court date.
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FLORENCE, Ala. — The Florence Municipal Court is holding "Amnesty Days" in which people who have missed their court dates will be able to reschedule without worrying about being arrested.

Amnesty Days will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both Monday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 26.

According to the City, if people who come during these hours will not be arrested and will be assigned a new court date.

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"Due to Coronavirus, many people have not come to court. Either warrants have been issued for their arrest, or their file has been put aside until after Amnesty Days at which time warrants will be issued," the City said in a news release.

The City said the work release center has been reopened and is now being used as an overflow for those arrested for misdemeanor warrants in Florence.

If you cannot make it to the court on those dates, the City said you can always come to regular court, which is held every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m., and ask Judge Smith to recall your warrants.

If you have any questions, you are asked to contact the Florence Magistrate Office at 256-760-6625.

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