Court offers ‘second chance days’ for those with bench warrants
By Bill Donovan
Special to the Navajo Times
GALLUP, Jan. 17, 2014
(Times photo - Donovan Quintero)
The reason was that Gallup was holding its first Operation Second Chance, a three-day event that allows people with warrants to come in to see the judges who are promising to make it as easy as possible to clear up a person’s record.
Kristie Jaramillo, a judicial supervisor for the magistrate courts, said these second chance days have been held throughout the state and all have been very successful.
Court officials have been encouraging people with bench warrant to take advantage of the opportunity because it’s a lot better than being picked up by police and being taken to jail and having to come up with money to bail oneself out.
Another aspect of this is that people can come in who have bench warrants from any law enforcement agency in New Mexico.
The courts will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
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