Warrants for Bronx “Quality of Life” Summonses to be Cleared Saturday

By Sasha Gonzales
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Bronx residents with outstanding summons warrants can get them cleared Saturday as part of a special warrant forgiveness event, officials said.

Prosecutors said people will be able to resolve quality-of-life summons warrants, learn about sealing old convictions, and get information about expunging marijuana possession convictions at the Thessalonia Worship Center, at 951 Rev. James A. Polite Avenue in Longwood, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Qualifying summonses include those for offenses like drinking alcohol in public, disorderly conduct, trespassing, subway offenses, and public urination.

The “Another Chance” event is organized by Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark’s Office in collaboration with the Office of Court Administration, the Legal Aid Society, the NYPD, and Thessalonia Worship Center.

A mobile courtroom will be created at the center, with Criminal Court Judge Bahaati Pitt presiding.

The event will also include a resource fair, where residents can obtain information on health care and social services from an array of organizations.

Prosecutors said over 300 people attended the last “Another Chance” event held in 2017, when about 226 warrants were cleared.

For more information call 718-590-2272.

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Sasha Gonzales is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering breaking news and crime. A Bronx native, Sasha is an avid photographer, museum-goer, and reader. She lives in Kingsbridge.