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Whatcom County Courthouse in Bellingham, WA (July 29, 2016). My Ferndale News file photo

2nd annual Whatcom Warrant Quash Day coming up

Anyone with an outstanding warrant from municipal and district courts within Whatcom County is invited to come to the Whatcom County Courthouse Wednesday from 10am to 12pm to be issued a notice to appear document with a new court date without fear of arrest.

Outstanding warrants can make life difficult with the fear of arrest looming around every corner. This can prevent people from doing such things as applying for work, getting married or getting a driver’s license. If law enforcement contact someone with an outstanding warrant, that person could be put in jail until they can make the court appearance they missed.

“We are hopeful the annual Warrant Quash Day will provide a pathway for individuals to get their cases back on track,” said Eric Richey, Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney. “We are providing community members with active warrants the opportunity to take control of their current situation.”

The annual Warrant Quash Day applies to warrants issued in the following courts:

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  • Bellingham Municipal Court
  • Blaine Municipal Court
  • Everson Municipal Court
  • Ferndale Municipal Court
  • Lynden Municipal Court
  • Sumas Municipal Court
  • Whatcom County Courts

The event is held in the Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue, in the Council Chambers on the 1st floor.

More information on this event is available by contacting Whatcom County Prosecutor Eric J. Richey at 360-410-6365.

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