Amarillo VA And Municipal Court Working Together To Relieve Veterans
Amarillo's Municipal Court has teamed with the Amarillo VA to host a special veterans docket today.
This is the first time Amarillo has held such an event. The goal is to help local veterans who have outstanding issues with Municipal Court to find a way to reslove the issue. Handled on a case-by-case basis the special event will work one-on-one with the veterans individually to find a solution that equally helps the veteran and assists the city in clearing some of the backlog of cases involving veterans.
Every year the Amarillo Municipal Court adjudicates close to 65,000 cases. There are thousands of outstanding warrants across the city and veterans unable to pay the fine and living under a warrant has become an increasingly visible problem for Amarillo's veteran community.
Once a veteran with a warrant comes to the event they will be directed to a cashier to remit the balance due and to review open violations. They can meet with the judge to explore other ways to resolve the case, such as a payment plan, if the veteran is unable to pay the full fine.
The Veteran Service Day and special docket is taking place Wednesday, September 28 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Amarillo Municipal Court at 201 SE. 4th Avenue in Amarillo.