Oct. 17, 2018 By Laura Hanrahan
Low-level offenders with outstanding warrants will have an opportunity to clear their record at the Queens District Attorney’s “Second Chance” event in Woodside Saturday.
The event, which is being held at the Universal Church at 68-03 Roosevelt Ave., is primarily for people who have warrants for failing to appear in court for low-level offenses such as disorderly conduct, littering or drinking alcohol in public.
Individuals with warrants issued in any of the five boroughs will be able to have them cleared. A copy of the summons will not be required, but attendees will need to bring a piece of state-issued identification.
People with more serious offenses, such as labor law violations, child support warrants and felonies will not qualify to have their warrants cleared at the event. Representatives from the Legal Aid Society and other defense attorneys, however, will be available at the event to advise on what options are available.
Undocumented immigrants and those seeking legal aid while possessing outstanding warrants for more serious offenses will not be at risk of arrest during the event, the Queens DA’s office said.
The “Second Chance” event will also have a resource fair featuring information on job training, healthcare, education and general social services.
At last year’s event, the first of its kind in Queens, around 200 people showed up to clear their summons, according to the TimesLedger.
“Outstanding warrants have caused some unduly harsh things to happen to people in regards to housing, education and jobs,” said Jesse Sligh, from the Queens DA office, to the paper. “We’re trying to ameliorate that for them. People who have summons it, affects them in moving forward in life and that’s why we’re here.”
The “Second Chance” event will be held at the Universal Church, located at 68-03 Roosevelt Ave, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 20. For more information, visit www.queensda.org.
I have been Dodging the Fugitive Warrant Task Force for years now…When I left Boston,they never even cane to get me..
THANK YOU MAYOR DIBLASIO,THAT 2 MILLION TRUCK HIJACKING WARRANT IS NOW.ERASED..BARNEY AND I CAN NOW GET MARRIED AND MOVE TO MONTAUK..IM FREE ..I LOVE SANTUARY CITIES WHERE I CAN BUY FAKE I.D..MEDICAID EBT CARDS AND X ON MY LICENSES AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT ISSED BIRTH CERTIFICATES..I AM A MAN TODAY, A WOMAN TOMORROW…OH FOX NEWS IS THE ONLY NEWS…ONLY GOOSE STEPPING IGNORANT PEOPLE WATH CNN,OR MSNBC..THEY GET 700,000 PHONY VIEES IN TOTAL..FOX…5 TIME THAT..YOU LEFT WINGERS ARE JUST PURE HATE FILLED POOR SOULS…YOU HAVE MAILICE AND HATE..SO SAD..PURE PRE POLAND HATE..YEAH 1938..1939..SO UNFORTUNATE YOUR HATE FILLED NANE CALLUNG..NO CIVIL DISCOURSE…REDIRCT YOUR VITRIOLIC RANTINGS TO YOUR SCHUMER,WATTERS POLOLSI POLITIANS..WE MIDDLE LINE REPUBLICANS ARE THE TRUE INCLUSIVE ONES..WE WELCOME ALL..ON MERIT..PLEASE LOOK TO YOU HEARTS AND JUST SHUT YOUR HATE SPEECH UP.please..OH U SHOULD DIE RIGHT???NOT THIS GUY..IM TO FRIGGING TOUGH FOR YOU HATERS..
Can they reverse my federal convictions for conspiracy to defraud the United States and witness tampering?
If these right wing stupid individuals would stop watching Fox News and start watching MSNBC Rachel Maddow the world would be a better place.
Tommy O – Tommy did not say above but it’s good insight to the weak psyche of the Fox News follower, you must take orders from someone no free thought or will.
lol the fake Tommy O needs to try a little harder. Two blatant bait comments on the same post? “MSNBC Rachel Maddow”? Screenames can be faked, but the stupidity will always shine through.
Tommy O lives in your head rent free.
FOX is number 1 in the ratings still, for years! MSNBC is to slanted for me. Thats why I like FOX!! Fair and balanced, they even got that liberal Juan Williams. Its good to knw what the enemy is thinking.
Poorest, least educated states in the union are all….republican strongholds. geniuses keep voting these clowns into office. The same fools will again vote for them in 2018 and watch these robber barons attack their social security to pay for the tax break they gave the 1%. There’s a sucker born every minute
Hoping there are people at door to prevent Trumps ICE squads from entering, if they do arrive. Lets not forget this is a sanctuary city.
Can Trump get his warrant for millions of dollars in tax fraud forgiven?
This is like when you get a letter in the mail saying you won money come in and claim it and they arrest you.
Get ready for even more once they vote the socialists in.. don’t bother paying for anything it will all be Free!
Random reach about the evil socialists by another unhinged Trumpeter
Deblasio law in action
Laws are only for the law abiding
There’s a thumbs up button near comments you can click on to indicate your agreement.
That way you don’t need to leave inane single word comments.
Wait,you have written a post without mentioning neo-nazi,Charlottsville and Trump. Congratulations.
What does this have to do with the neo-nazi Trump rally where a Trump supporter rammed his car into a crowd of people, murdering one of them?
How nice, the cut off to pay off your summons is annually now.. and no fine. What about the people that did get a summons during the year and paid, will they be getting a refund. Anyway it’s good know about this annual service, knowing if I break the law I won’t be penalized financially. Lets hangout in the park and drink to this.
Tree and Joe: Please show me where in the above article it states people won’t’ have to pay fines. I see where it states the warrants will be forgiven not the fine
“Summons will be forgiven with no penalty”
Face it Tommy they’re bagging the fines.
Barney- Kindly re-read the article you posted, it says the exact same thing as the above article verbatim. Nothing about original crime being cleared without restitution.
From another site:
Quote from DA Brown “An unanswered warrant can result in arrest and, in some instances, jeopardize employment, educational and housing opportunities,” Brown said. “By participating in this event, individuals are offered a clean start by having their summonses adjudicated and ultimately dismissed.”
Dismissed = No fine.
Give it up Tommy it is blanket amnesty. If you were responsible and went to court and paid your fine you are SOL.
Barney: I don’t care which way the scenario goes, I just like to be provided with facts and when supporting documentation doesn’t support the facts that is misinformation.
Barney- I really have nothing vested in this issue but you must, it’s the third time you tried to mislead us To quote your second article ” The event will be a chance for residents throughout the city with summonses for low-level offenses to have them resolved so long as they bring a valid state-issued photo identification with them, according to the spokeswoman. Immigrant status will not prevent a summons from being resolved.” Resolved does not necessarily mean dismissed it usually means a fine is levied and payment schedule put in place. In a very small number of cases this could end up in dismissal if proof is presented warranting dismissal. You really need take a remedial reading class,
I gave a direct quote from the Queens DA. Resolved does not mean dismissed but “adjudicated and ultimately dismissed “ does mean dismissed.
Barney – The word dismissed never appears with the word original charge it appears with just the warrant. Please you’re just wasting our time, move on and please take a remedial reading class.
I guess the broken windows Police Police of The Past need not apply
Why do I pay my tickets,my mortgage,my student loans in full,my taxes and simple low level crimes or violations are FORGIVEN..ITS NOT HARD TO PAY YOUR DUES,ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU COULD HAVE PLEADED NOT GUILTY OR GUILTY AND PAY YOUR FINE..NOOOOO JUST SKIP COURT AND NANNY STATE WILL KISS YOUR A SS AND LET YOU GO YOUR MERRYWAY..I HAVE EMPATHY,BUT LET’S STOP THIS WOE IS ME BALONEY..BABIES NEED DIAPERS CHANGED TOO..NOT BY ME..WE NEED ACCOUNTABILITY FOR GOD’S SAKE..I NEVER SAID JAIL BY THE WAY,ONLY SOME ACCOUNTABILITY
It would be great if this was a sting like the phony lottery prizes they use to get people with warrants to come in.
Yep, why follow laws. It’s like gun laws, they only apply to law abiding citizens. This is insane. There is no law, except for certain people. Commit crime, be illegal, smack your wife, don’t worry the Democratic Party has your back. If NYC turns into San Francisco, expect everyone who is decent to leave. Expect businessses to leave, expect entrepreneurs to leave. Why be here when criminals have more rights then you do ? ” welcome to NYC , piss on our streets and assault people without repercussions, it’s all good”
Where does it say people accused of assault get their warrants cleared?
Fan of doughboy – WOW you obviously have never been to San Francisco, California. Decent people, law abiding people and entrepreneurs all left? San Francisco the city with the highest price real estate pricescin the country and highest per capita salaries, that San Francisco? Fox News’ San Francisco I guess.
Huge homelessness and crime
You really are uninformed
Large drug problem
Juana- Uninformed should be your posting handle. The people moving out of San Francisco are retiring tech employees and entrapuneurs selling homes for millions to new San Francisco residents, realizing huge real estate gains Yes, San Francisco has the very same social problems that plague the rest of the nation,Fox News loves to ignore the fact that liberal San Francisco is a free market success story. It kills the right wing to witness all the wealth created in a truly market and truly competitive environment like San Francisco so they distort facts and distribute these distortions to their band of useful idiots like you to spread.
If only NYC was more like the Republican strongholds of say, Alabama, with skyrocketing poverty, teenage pregnancy and morbid obesity.
Fox News told me San Francisco is full of hippies! At least according to my iPhone’s newsfeed.
The San Francisco Chronicle told me Sa Fran is a dump.
My wife was in San Francisco in July. She traveled extensively to SF in the 1990s through 2012. Absolutely loved the city, so she brought her niece there as a graduation present. Needless to say, she will not be returning, unless and until SF gets their shit together. She never saw the level of homelessness, and open air drug use during that time that she witnessed in July 2018. It looked like Bryant Park late 70s early 80s but everywhere not isolated to parks or off the beaten path. Shooting up on the sidewalk in front of hotels, restaurants, tourist traps etc. San Francisco is currently screwed. You can’t force people into rehab if they don’t want to go, but you can remove them from the street. Putting them in jail is not the best solution but leaving them on the street is worse.
Yes, the should be like the democratic strongholds like Detroit, Baltimore,Memphis, Toledo, Washington D.C. As of 2017 23 of the 25 most dangerous cities in America have Democratic Mayors. Again I’ll be labeled a “ fox nut or trump lover” which I’m not, it’s called reality . Things will never get better if people aren’t honest. We need a legitimate third party in this country