of persons offered chance to “Make it Right” in program aimed at clearing open
warrants for minor crimes
Attorney Kim Ogg, Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Pastor Joel Osteen are
co-hosting “Make It Right!” Saturday April 22, 2017 at Lakewood Church.
program offers thousands of people a chance to clear up pending cases,
including open warrants, for certain Class C Misdemeanors arising from cases
filed in Harris County Precinct 1 and Precinct 6.
is about helping people to get their lives back on track, stay in the work
force, and build a better future,” Ogg said. “We want them to know that they
can come forward to resolve their legal situations and learn about other
opportunities for themselves and their families.”
including those with unresolved warrants, for low-level, nonviolent misdemeanor
offenses filed in those jurisdictions have the chance to “Make It Right!” for
themselves in a non-traditional manner. They don’t’ have to go to court and
don’t risk arrest. Participants do not have to live in Precinct 1 or Precinct
6, but that has to be where the charge was filed.
is a great opportunity for thousands of people to resolve their outstanding
warrants and make a new start. This event also benefits law enforcement
agencies by allowing them to clear warrants without the expense and risks
involved in arresting people on minor offenses,” Ellis said. “I also hope other
Harris County residents will take advantage of the job fair, community services
and free legal resources that will be available at the event.”
5,000 letters were mailed to eligible persons to inform them of this unique
general public also has the opportunity to receive free legal advice from
volunteer defense lawyers regarding landlord-tenant issues, immigration, child
support and other areas.
can also attend a career fair and learn about educational opportunities.
note that there will be a news media availability to speak with various
officials from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
What: Make It Right!
When: Saturday, April 22,
from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Lakewood Church, 3700 Southwest
Fwy, Houston, 77027.
Who: Among the many
Attorney Kim Ogg
1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis
Church Pastor Joel Osteen
of the Peace Judge Eric William Carter
of the Peace Judge David Patronella,
of the Peace Judge Richard Vara
of the Peace Judge Armando Rodriguez,
1 Constable Alan Rosen
6 Constable Silvia Trevino
County Public Defender’s Office
Among the Class C charges that could be resolved: criminal mischief, criminal
trespass, continuing obligation of a child now an adult, minor consuming or
possessing alcohol, minor in possession of tobacco, issuance of a bad check –
defendants must bring restitution for a bad check offense to be eligible for
dismissal, failure to ID, failure to appear, drug paraphernalia, public
intoxication, disorderly conduct, theft of less than $100.
offenses and felonies are not eligible.
members of the public or organizations wanting more information about Make It
Right! and qualifying offenses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
County District Attorney’s Office