Not only can you get a new court date for a warrant in Cleveland at an event “In the Neighborhood”, there are now 13 suburbs that have agreed to accept people referred to their courts. Judges in the 13 suburbs have agreed that people who have been identified on their schedule as “In the Neighborhood” referrals, who bring their In the Neighborhood paperwork will not be arrested for their traffic warrant or non-violent misdemeanor. They will have a hearing, and will be put on a payment plan. The suburban partners are;
Bedford, Berea, Bratenahl, Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Lyndhurst, Parma, Rocky River, South Euclid, Shaker Heights, and Woodmere
When a person is scheduled for court at an In the Neighborhood event, the warrant stays in effect until the court appearance. We urge people to keep their In the Neighborhood paperwork with them until their court date. In case of a traffic stop before the court date, there is no guarantee that every officer will honor the In the Neighborhood documents. However, the program is widely known and many officers have recognized the paperwork and have not arrested someone for an outstanding traffic or non-violent misdemeanor warrant if that person shows they have a court date scheduled.
Click here for a schedule of “In the Neighborhood” dates, times and locations.
Click here for a list of all partnering agencies that offer help for things other than warrants and tickets.
So that we can give quality service to all our guests without overwhelming our staff, we limit the number of people at each “In the Neighborhood” session. Attending one can take most of a day. To avoid getting turned away, click here for details of how to get in.