Have a sheriff’s department warrant for your arrest? The LASD is offering a do-over

If the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has issued a warrant for your arrest, you may have a chance to clear it up this week without risking being taken into custody.

The department says it’s offering an amnesty of sorts for anyone who has outstanding misdemeanor or traffic warrants issued by the LASD. Anyone with an eligible warrant can go to the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station Wednesday Jan. 15 and be given a new citation with a new court date instead of being arrested.

This doesn’t end the process completely—anyone issued a new citation will have to go to court on the assigned day or risk having a new warrant issued—but it removes the immediate threat of being physically arrested in many cases.

Only certain traffic and misdemeanor warrants are eligible for the program: Anyone with a warrant for violent crimes, burglary, drug possession, petty theft, forgery or any felony does not qualify, according to the LASD.

The Norwalk Sheriff’s Station is at 12335 Civic Center Dr. The event runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15. You must bring a valid photo I.D. to be eligible. Anyone with questions can call Sgt. Mark Wilkening at 562-466-5413. 

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