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Failure to appear amnesty period to start in Cameron County

1 year 2 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, June 18 2020 Jun 18, 2020 June 18, 2020 3:42 PM June 18, 2020 in News - Local

Failure to appear charges amnesty period will kick off on Monday in Cameron County. It’s a first for the county’s justices of peace courts.

People who voluntarily show up to the court to pay their fines and fees will have warrant fees waived and can avoid arrest — potentially saving up to $500.

Due to the pandemic, the courts are encouraging people to email or call if they are interested in taking advantage of the program.

The program will run from June 22 to July 3. Cameron County is hoping to make the program an annual event.

Contacts for the Cameron County JPs’ offices are as follows:

Justice of the Peace 1-1 Benito “Bo” Ochoa IV — 956-943-2520
Justice of the Peace 2-1 Linda Salazar — 956-544-0857
Justice of the Peace 2-2 Jonathan Gracia — 956-544-0858
Justice of the Peace 2-3 Mary Esther Sorola — 956-547-7068
Justice of the Peace 3-1 Jesus T. “Chuy” Garcia Jr. — 956-361-4618
Justice of the Peace 3-2 David Garza — 956-361-8257
Justice of the Peace 4-1 Juan Mendoza — 956-233-6150
Justice of the Peace 5-1 Sallie Gonzalez — 956-427-8057
Justice of the Peace 5-2 Eloy Cano Jr. — 956-427-8058
Justice of the Peace 5-3 Mike Trejo — 956-797-1887

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