On Saturday, September 12, from 9:00am – 3:00pm at St. Paul Community Baptist Church in East New York, a judge and court attorneys will be on hand to vacate (dismiss) all warrants that have resulted from summons for minor offenses.
Sponsored by the office of Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson, “Begin Again” is a community initiative that helps individuals clear up outstanding summons related warrants. Participating individuals will be represented by attorneys from the Legal Aid Society, and judges and court clerks will be on hand to vacate warrants that have resulted from summonses for minor offenses.
An unanswered summons will eventually lead to an arrest warrant, and an outstanding warrant can affect one’s ability to apply for a job or obtain public housing, hinder an application for citizenship (naturalization) and prevent one from receiving some student loans.
These offenses may include trespassing, spitting, loitering, disorderly conduct, walking an unleashed dog, drinking alcohol in public, drinking alcohol underage, riding a bicycle on the sidewalk, making unreasonable noise, etc.
The first Begin Again event was held this past June, and over 1000 people attended, all of whom received some type of assistance.
Erase that scar off of your record! Begin Again! Spread the word!
For more information, call 718-250-3888 or visit www.brooklynda.org.