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Few take advantage of amnesty period

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March 4, 2008

Albany -- Fewer people than expected took advantage of Albany's Municipal Court's Amnesty period. But it may not be too late.

Amnesty was offered last month by Albany traffic court judges for outstanding warrants in back logged cases.

Those cases dated back twenty years in uncollected fines for minor traffic violations and driving under the influence charges.

"Amnesty is going not as well as I wanted it to go. We had about $600,000 in fines and have raised about $36,000, which is very good because we wouldn't have had that. We've had about a fourth of the people to come in," said Chief Municipal Judge, Willie Weaver. 

The deadline for the amnesty period was February 29th, but the program is being extended for some people on a case by case basis.

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