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HOUSTON, Texas –The City of Houston Municipal Courts 2013 Amnesty Program begins today and will be available on certain delinquent citations until 11:59 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2013. Court officials are encouraging anyone who has delinquent court matters to take advantage of this opportunity to resolve cases at a discounted rate.

“Now is the time for anyone with a delinquent case to come forward and resolve your court matters, because you have the opportunity to save a lot of money, hundreds of dollars in some cases,” stated Director and Presiding Judge, Barbara E. Hartle. “We are available for anyone who has questions; just call us at 3-1-1 if we can be of assistance. There is also information regarding our programs on our website,” said Judge Hartle.

Most delinquent traffic and non-traffic citations that were delinquent on or before October 21, 2012 will be eligible for Amnesty discounts. Previously adjudicated cases, capias pro fine cases, parking and Red Light Camera citations are not eligible for Amnesty.

Court officials urge people to take advantage of this program so they won’t be subject to arrest during any upcoming warrant sweeps when cheaper amnesty rates will no longer be available.

Judge Elaine Marshall and Gwendolyn Goins with the Municipal Courts discuss the City of Houston Ticket Amnesty Program.

For more information regarding the program call 311.

For more information about City of Houston warrants or citations, visit the website at www.houstontx.gov/courts or contact City’s Helpline at 3-1-1 or 713-837-0311 if outside the City of Houston.

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