Because the Joplin Municipal Court recognizes the difficulties many
citizens may have in meeting their obligations with the Municipal Court, it
will hold an Amnesty Day on Friday, April 28, 2017.
Warrant Fees and Failure to Appear Fees will be waived for anyone wishing to turn
themselves in on warrants on this day at the Municipal Court, 303 East 3rd
Street. The Amnesty Day hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the
check-in process beginning at 8:30 a.m. This program is for Joplin Municipal
City warrants only.
“The City understands that someone may have missed a court date or
let a ticket lapse,” said Lamonte Ratcliff, Court Administrator. “Hosting an
Amnesty Day allows people the opportunity to take care of cases without the
fear of being arrested. It’s a way to be productive for both the citizens
we serve and the City.”
Ratcliff also noted that when warrants are issued for certain
violations, the individual’s driver’s license may be suspended. During
this program, the Court will lift suspensions on those offenders whose licenses
are suspended through the Municipal Court, so they can get their licenses
“Helping with license suspensions can be very beneficial for the
citizen, and is offered to give additional support to those participating in the
Amnesty Day,” said Ratcliff.
Persons wanting to learn if they have an outstanding warrant can
call 417-627-2930 to inquire or check on-line at www.joplinmo.org/warrants or by clicking on the link at the end of this article.