Last day for DC Safe Surrender
Saturday August 27th, 2011
The DC Safe Surrender program is an opportunity for persons who are wanted for non-violent felonies or misdemeanors in the District of Columbia to surrender voluntarily in a safe environment. The Safe Surrender program recognizes that many persons are looking for a way to resolve their outstanding warrants, this program assures that individuals who surrender are treated fairly, with dignity and in a safe and professional environment.
DC Safe Surrender’s goal is to reduce risk in neighborhoods where fugitives hide, as well as reduce risk to the law enforcement officers who pursue such fugitives. The program provides persons with a safe way to turn themselves in, without the risk of being arrested at home, in front of their family and children, or during a routine traffic stop. Over 98% of those who surrendered at the previous Safe Surrender event returned home that same day.
The Safe Surrender program is intended to deal primarily with persons who:
Are wanted on a bench warrant in the District of Columbia for a pending case; or
Are wanted for a parole or probation violation in the District of Columbia; or
Are wanted for a traffic offense in the District of Columbia.
Participants may not be eligible if they:
Have been charged with a crime of violence or for a domestic violence offense; or
Are wanted on a warrant in a juvenile matter, a child neglect or child support case; or
Are wanted on a warrant from Maryland, Virginia, or any other jurisdiction, or from a court other than the DC Superior Court.
Persons are not eligible for this program if they have an outstanding arrest warrant for a violent felony offense.*
Anyone who has an outstanding warrant is encouraged to appear in Court to resolve the matter and avoid arrest.
***information taken directly from DC Courts website
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Check out this link to see if your name is on the outstanding warrant list