HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - Hobbs Municipal Court is offering a weeklong amnesty to clear outstanding warrants for misdemeanor charges of failure to appear or failure to pay a fine.
Lea County residents with such warrants must appear in the Hobbs court this week.
Hobbs City Attorney Gwen Gist says amnesty week is designed to clear a backlog of failure to appear and failure to pay warrants.
Warrants for failure to appear will be recalled for those who appear before a judge and plea guilty or no contest to the outstanding charges and pay the total amount due the same day.
For failure to pay warrants, the total amount due must be paid, but the warrant fee and the contempt of court charge will be waived.
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