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First Fugitive Safe Surrender Day

Published on: Jul 27, 2012

Who:   Individuals who knowingly have an outstanding Osceola County warrant for non-violent misdemeanor charges. You must be an American citizen or legal resident to participate in this program.

What:   Osceola County Fugitive Safe Surrender Day offers individuals with non-violent misdemeanor warrants the ability to turn themselves in to law enforcement and have their cases adjudicated in a safe and non-violent environment. Although the program has been successfully coordinated in cities across the nation, this one-day event is the first time a joint initiative has been coordinated in Osceola County. The project is comprised of representatives from the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, Osceola County Government, Osceola County Corrections Department, Osceola County Clerk of Court, Judicial Correction Services, Public Defender’s Office, State Attorney’s Office, Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Kissimmee Police Department and St. Cloud Police Department.

Osceola County Fugitive Safe Surrender Day is not an amnesty program, but does offer favorable considerations from the court, often in the form of reduced fines, probation requirements or a new court date as an alternative to incarceration. The program allows fugitives to take responsibility for their actions, stop running from the law and clear their outstanding warrants. Individuals should arrive with valid photo ID. No weapons or children are allowed.

When:    Wednesday, August 1, 2012; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where:   Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 East Dakin Avenue, Kissimmee

For more information, contact Twis Lizasuain at (407) 348-1141, tliz@osceola.org or Denise Roberts at (407) 891-6752, droberts@stcloud.org.

Judge Stefania Jancewicz who is instrumental in providing this program, is available for media interviews prior to the event. Please call the contact numbers listed in this advisory to schedule a convenient time.