BONHAM — Fannin County District Attorney Richard Glaser announced Tuesday an immediate amnesty period for individuals with outstanding hot checks in Fannin County. The amnesty period, which will run from Feb. 1 through April 28, will give individuals with outstanding hot checks the opportunity to pay their restitution balances and avoid arrest or jail time on a hot check warrant. Additionally, they will save money by avoiding the payment of various fees, such as court costs, attorney fees and the cost of posting a bond.
In a written statement, Glaser said the amnesty will even include dismissal of charges and recall of arrest warrants in cases where misdemeanor criminal charges have already been filed. Notifications will be mailed to individuals with hot checks to inform them of restitution amounts owed and payment options.
The Fannin County District Attorney’s Office accepts payments via most major credit cards, money order or cash (exact change required). The payment window is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, on the third floor of the Fannin County Courthouse. Payments may also be made online at http://fannincountyda.com/divisions/hot-checks/settle-hot-check/.
In 2016, the Fannin County District Attorney’s Office returned over $32,000 collected on hot checks to local businesses. For more information, contact the Fannin County District Attorney’s Office at 903-583-7448, visit in person at 101 E. Sam Rayburn Drive, Suite 301 in Bonham or visit online at http://fannincountyda.com.