One small community in south Louisiana is offering those with outstanding warrants an olive branch in the form of an amnesty program.
According to French Settlement Mayor’s Court, hundreds of people with outstanding warrants are facing possible arrests.
To help clear up some of the backlog, officials are offering those with warrants until Feb. 15 to pay the original amount of their fines and court costs, without being hit with additional fees or getting arrested, a news release from the town said.
Warrants are entered into a national database and could lead to an arrest outside the area, as well as a suspended license.
Those wishing to pay their outstanding warrants may contact the French Settlement Town Hall at (225) 698-6100 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.