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Allegheny County Family Court offers amnesty program

| Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, 12:00 p.m.

The Family Division of Allegheny County Common Pleas Court is offering a special Warrant Amnesty Program next week for some 6,400 people who are charged with failing to appear for hearings or failure to pay child support.

Anyone who has an outstanding warrant will not be arrested if they report to court next week to meet with Family Court personnel, make payments, report employment and income information, and seek support payment modifications without penalty.

The amnesty program expires at the end of the business day Nov. 2. After that, the Allegheny County Sheriff's Department will begin aggressive enforcement of all outstanding bench warrants. Go to www.alleghenycourts.us/childsupport to determine if a warrant has been issued for your arrest.

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