Sometimes people need a little help getting back on their feet. That is why the Alton Police Department will be hosting Amnesty Day on Saturday, July 20th. From 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., people with outstanding traffic and ordinance violation warrants will be able to come into the Alton Law Enforcement Center to discuss options for resolving their situation without the fear of being jailed for the offenses according to Alton Police Lieutenant David DeWall.
DeWall says that if you plan on coming, you need to make sure to bring any paperwork you have regarding the offenses and to bring a photo ID, because they will not work out any payment plan or other agreement without verifying your identity.
If you have previously addressed a warrant or have questions about one you are facing you can also use the day as an opportunity to clear up anything you don't understand by asking the Madison County Judges, Assistant State's Attorneys, Deputy Circuit Clerks, and prosecutors that will also be on hand that day.
If you have any questions or would like more information about Amnesty Day you can contact the State's Attorney's Office at 296-4370 or the Alton Police Department at 463-3505