“Operation Second Chance” Starts Dec. 1st

Have a “friend of a friend” who might have some misdemeanor or traffic warrants to clear up? We’ve got a great deal for you…

Starting on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, and continuing through the month of December, the Mountain View Police Department will be participating in “Operation Second Chance,” sponsored by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with ALL other Santa Clara County law enforcement agencies.

Individuals with NON-VIOLENT MISDEMEANOR CRIMINAL and TRAFFIC WARRANTS can receive a citation with a new court date, in lieu of being booked into the County Jail.

“Operation Second Chance” 2015 will begin on December 1st and run through December 31st. Individuals can go to ANY Santa Clara County law enforcement agency to receive their warrant citation, which will require a new “Promise to Appear” in court date.

Operation Second Chance 2015 is directed towards MOST misdemeanor warrants, no matter what the bail is, including those warrants stamped “No Cite and Release,” and “No  Bail.”

The following warrants DO NOT qualify for this program:

  • Felony warrants
  • ANY warrant involving violence (including ALL domestic violence warrants)
  • ANY warrant involving a firearm
  • ANY warrant involving resisting arrest
  • ANY warrant involving giving false information to a peace officer

Persons with these types of warrants however, are urged to take this opportunity to turn themselves in so they can take care of their matter in court.

More than 2,800 people have taken advantage of the program over the past 10 years and avoided spending the holidays in jail by self-surrendering.

For more information or questions contact the Mountain View Police Department Records Unit at 650-903-6344.

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