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District of Columbia Courts

DC Safe Surrender

September 10, 17, and 24, 2016

The DC Safe Surrender program is an opportunity for persons who are wanted for non-violent felonies or misdemeanors in the District of Columbia to surrender voluntarily in a safe environment. The Safe Surrender program recognizes that many persons are looking for a way to resolve their outstanding warrants, this program assures that individuals who surrender are treated fairly, with dignity and in a safe and professional environment. DC Safe Surrender’s goal is to reduce risk in neighborhoods where fugitives hide, as well as reduce risk to the law enforcement officers who pursue such fugitives. The program provides persons with a safe way to turn themselves in, without the risk of being arrested at home, in front of their family and children, or during a routine traffic stop. Over 98% of those who surrendered at the previous Safe Surrender event returned home that same day.

To find out if there is a warrant out for your arrest, click here
To talk to a defense attorney for advice about turning yourself in, contact the DC Public Defender Service at 202/628-1200.