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Pima County Justice Court hosts 'Warrant Resolution Day'

Posted at 5:58 PM, Jun 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-24 20:58:20-04
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Pima County Consolidated Justice Court held its first Warrant Resolution Day.
 
The court estimates 20,000 thousand people in the county currently have active warrants. Some of those warrants date back as far as 20 years.
 
Judge Patrick Moran tells KGUN the event was a chance for people to understand their case without having to spend a lot of time in court.
 
"Don't leave my courtroom until you know exactly what is happening with your case, what exactly you need you need to do going forward. Whether it's a court day, you owe us a fine, you owe us counseling, I want to make sure that you have the tools to complete their case," said Moran.
 
The county says warrant day also serves as a strategy to keep misdemeanor offenders out of jail and saves taxpayers hundreds of dollars on each inmate.