Lawbreakers Get a Break in Taylorsville

Lawbreakers Get a Break in Taylorsville

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(Taylorsville-AP) -- Life on the lamb can be tough. But if the lawmen who are after you happen to be from Taylorsville, you can catch a break this week.

Taylorsville has a problem with people not showing up for their municipal court dates on misdemeanor charges.

Starting July first, the suburb plans to begin aggressively hunting down those fugitives with arrest warrants and help from the county sheriff.

But there's a kinder side to the town. Turn yourself in on Saturday -- at the Taylorsville Dayzz celebration -- and city leaders are offering a break.

Those with outstanding court matters will be able to pay their fines or reschedule their court dates. All late fees and warrant costs will be waived.

Court administrators say its actually more efficient to do it this way. People can also take advantage of the amnesty deal June 30th through July eleventh at City Hall. After that, though, the law will be looking for you.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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