BPD to hold Warrant Clearing Event for people with outstanding non-violent misdemeanor warrants

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Bakersfield police are offering anyone with a non-violent, misdemeanor warrant a chance to get it cleared without going to jail. 

The Warrant Clearing Event is scheduled for Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jefferson Park located at 801 Bernard Street. 

Those with outstanding warrants will be given a new citation and a new court date, and will not be arrested, according to the Bakersfield Police Department. 

Non-violent misdemeanor warrants often involve property-related offenses and vehicle code violations. 

The following warrants are NOT eligible for a citation:
·Any Felony
·The misdemeanor cited in the warrant involves violence (including domestic violence)
·The misdemeanor cited in the warrant involves a firearm
·The misdemeanor cited in the warrant involves resisting arrest
·The misdemeanor cited in the warrant involves giving false information to officers
·The warrant of arrest indicates that the person is not eligible to be released on a notice to appear

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