WASHINGTON – The Superior Court of the District of Columbia is hosting the final two days of its Virtual Safe Surrender Program this Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July 17. “Safe Surrender” is a program that allows an individual to take care of a misdemeanor bench warrant without having to visit the courthouse or a police station. Anyone wishing to surrender voluntarily can participate on their computer or smartphone.
“The U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia encourages anyone who has an outstanding bench warrant in a misdemeanor case, or who may have missed a court hearing and is unsure of what to do, to take part in DC Safe Surrender,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips. “Prosecutors will credit you for you taking responsibility and coming forward to handle the warrant without the involvement of the police. Participants will be treated respectfully, and defense attorneys will be available to represent persons who wish to have a lawyer. A participant’s warrant may even be taken care of the day that they log in to DC Safe Surrender. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia urges individuals to take advantage of the final days of this program.”
The Court strongly encourages registration in advance at: http://DCCourts.gov/safesurrender.