NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Citizens who violated booking requirements of state misdemeanor citations they received are getting a second chance in Nashville Friday and Saturday.
Officials are hosting what they describe as a self-surrender program. A news release from the Metro Police Department said offenders will have their failure to be booked warrants recalled if they use the special program.
Some 5,600 people are wanted for failure to be booked on misdemeanor citations. The offenses involved include driving without a license, trespassing and drug possession.
When they received the citations, defendants were allowed to avoid physical arrest after promising to report for booking and their first court appearance.
The program is a partnership among police, General Sessions courts, prosecutors, public defenders, the Criminal Court clerk and sheriff's office.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.