Staten Island CDP To Participate in Fresh Start, Giving Assistance and Advice to Clear Active Summons Warrants

On Saturday, November 19, the Staten Island Criminal Defense office will be participating in a program, Fresh Start, to clear active summons warrants in a safe community environment. Fresh Start has been done in other counties by other names (Safe Surrender, Begin Again, for example). It is designed to encourage people with low level summons warrants to vacate and resolve such warrants. These summons, when active, can create a significant impact on people’s lives. Our office will interview and screen people to learn whether they have a summons warrant eligible for the program. If so, we will represent them before the Court to vacate and resolve the warrant. This program is done in a safe, community environment. Here, our community partner is hosting: Central Family Life Center.