NLV court launches virtual warrant quashing event

Court also collecting toys for the holidays
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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - Those who have an outstanding bench warrant from the North Las Vegas Municipal Court have an opportunity to have the warrant cleared over the next two weeks.

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Through Dec. 16, those with outstanding bench warrants previously issued by the court can go online to fill out a brief form. A court staff member will then reach out and work with individuals to try and resolve the warrant via email. If an in-person hearing is needed to clear up the warrant, a date and time will be scheduled.

“Especially during the holiday season, economic uncertainty is a heavy burden for many in our community, which often leads to people choosing not to pay fines for citations, which leads to bench warrants that often increase the total cost of the underlying fine and even prevent re-employment,” said Municipal Court Chief Judge Chris Lee, who oversees the Community Approach to Rehabilitation and Engagement (CARE) Court program. “The CARE Court program aims to fulfill our mission to help our community by giving those individuals a fresh start.”

In addition to the warrant quashing initiative, the court has partnered with Toys for Tots to collect new, unwrapped toys that will later be distributed to children in need. Toys may be dropped off through Dec. 16 during normal business hours (Mon.-Thur., 7 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the North Las Vegas Municipal Court, 2332 Las Vegas Blvd. N. Suite 100 in North Las Vegas.