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Thousands Attend Warrant Wednesdays

Thousands attended Warrant forgiveness Wednesdays in Milwaukee County.

According to Chief Court Administrator, there were 15,848 defendants' cases checked in.

This was all part of a program created by the city's three municipal court judges to help people get back on the right track.

The judges said they wanted people who were afraid to come forward because of outstanding warrants to begin working with the system.

People were still responsible for any fines, and building and zoning code violations will be heard on a case by case basis.

There were 4,023 cases where warrants were withdrawn and 4,270 cases where an installment payment plan was set up. 

Category  November 2 November 9 November 16  Total
Defendants Checked in 893 768 820 2,481
Cases Checked in 5,571 4,956 5,321 15,848
Defendants appearing 850 745 805 2,400
Cases Appearing 5,310 4,862 5,225 15,397
Defendants with no previous appearance on case 303 277 494 1,078
Cases with no previous appearance 2,795 2,920 2,272 7,987
Defendants with Warrants Withdrawn 556 468 553 1,577
Cases with Warrants Withdrawn 1,367 1,147 1,509 4,023
Defendants with Driver's License Suspension Vacated 409 307 332 1,048
Cases with Driver's License Suspension Vacated 1,113 874 891 2,878
Defendants with Vehicle Registration Denial Vacated 64 49 45 158
Cases with Vehicle Registration Denial Vacated 87 56 56 199
Defendants with Installment Plans Approved 98 160 248 506
Cases with Installment Plans Approved 898 1,437 1,935 4,270

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