By David Brand
Queens County District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and other organizations are hoping to clear the warrants for dozens of residents on Saturday.
On a first come, first serve basis, New Yorkers across the city will get the opportunity for a “Second Chance” if they failed to appear in court for low-level summonses, permanently clean their record and receive complimentary legal assistance.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., everyone is welcome to stop by the Universal Church at 68-03 Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside to resolve their warrants. Low-level crimes including, but not limited to unlawful possession of marijuana, loitering, riding a bicycle on the sideway and drinking from an open container will get expunged.
Residents who have warrants that do not fall under the low-level category will not be arrested at this event. Those cases can include higher leveled misdemeanors, felonies, building or fire code violations, child support warrants and civil court summonses.
A valid form of identification must be produced. The current immigration status of an attendee will not affect your ability to receive legal assistance.