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Warrant warranted

Dear Editor,

I would like to set the record straight regarding the letter that Camille Toler wrote about the warrant she had received from the town of New Castle. First of all, he (Dennis) is not the town clerk; instead, he is the municipal court clerk. Second, the court sends out at least one nice, kind reminder that you have not paid your fine or you have not appeared on your court date.

The letter explains that we have rescheduled your court date. It also goes on to explain that if you do not pay your fine or appear at your next court date, we may put a bench warrant out for your arrest.



As you can see, we do give defendants a couple of chances to take care of the ticket.

The municipal judge and prosecutor are the ones who set the warrant and bond conditions. The town of New Castle does not issue warrants on citizens just because. It issues warrants on citizens when they do not acknowledge their ticket, fine, court date, or letters that we have sent. We are not the mean people that Ms. Toler thinks that we are.



Sincerely,

Mindy Gullikson,

administrative assistant/deputy Municipal Court clerk


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