East Baton Rouge residents with outstanding warrants will have several upcoming opportunities to get legal help without fear of arrest.
Including traffic and municipal fines, there are more than 100,000 outstanding warrants in Baton Rouge, councilwoman Erika Green wrote in a news release.
Her office, various law enforcement agencies, non-profits and both the city prosecutor and public defender are hosting a warrant clinic on May 19. There will also be several pre-registration events in the coming weeks where people can sign up and also ask questions about ways to deal with their outstanding warrants.
"The Warrant Clinic is a key opportunity to engage the community and assist individuals with addressing issues that come up once warrants are issued for traffic and municipal fines. It also restores residents and removes barriers that arise from having a suspended driver’s license," Green wrote.
The first pre-registration event will be Monday between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Leo S. Butler Community Center at 950 East Washington Street. More information is available by calling (225) 389-4831.