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Mountain View Police Department
Thursday November 29th, 2012 :: 08:23 a.m. PST


MVPD participating in Operation Second Chance where those with misdemeanor or traffic warrants can skip booking and get a new court date.

On Saturday, December 1, 2012, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Mountain View PD and all other Santa Clara County law enforcement agencies, will be implementing a special month-long program in which individuals with NON-VIOLENT MISDEMEANOR CRIMINAL and TRAFFIC WARRANTS can receive a citation with a new court date, in lieu of getting booked into the County Jail.

“Operation Second Chance” 2012 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 2012 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 and any warrant involving violence. 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.

This program has been tremendously successful over the past seven years. More than 2,400 people have taken advantage of the program and avoided spending the holidays in jail by self-surrendering. They were issued citations with a new court date and released “on the spot.” The program remains countywide with all law enforcement agencies participating. Individuals with outstanding misdemeanor warrants can go to their local Police and Sheriff’s stations and surrender themselves on the outstanding warrants and be released instead of going to jail.

Mountain View PD will accept self surrenders Monday through Friday, 7am-7pm.

If you have any questions relating to this program, please contact Sheriff’s Office Records at (408) 808-4717.

Mountain View Police Department
1000 Villa St
Mountain View, CA 94041

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-903-6344

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