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Operation Second Chance 2010

by California Legal Defenders on December 6th, 2010

One may consider the “Operation Second Chance “an early Christmas gift from Santa Clara County. Starting December1, through December 31, 2010, anyone with a nonviolent misdemeanor warrant or traffic warrant can walk into any law enforcement agency in Santa Clara County and receive a citation with a new court date and avoid being booked into county jail.

The program “Operation Second Chance 2010” is directed towards all misdemeanor warrants, no matter the bail amount, including those warrants stamped “No Cite and Release,” “No Walk-Over,” and “No Bail,” according to the sheriff’s office. Even though Felony warrants and any warrant involving violence do not qualify for the program, the law enforcement is still urging people with these types of warrants to turn themselves in “so they can have their day in court.”

During the past five years, more than 1,700 people have taken advantage of the program and were issued citations with a new court date released “on the spot.” The number of the people who took advantage of the program in 2009 was 327.

If you have a warrant and need assistance, please contact the law offices of Valencia, Ippolito and Bowman at 877-7NO-JAIL . Our experienced attorneys can help you through the process.

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