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Fugitive Safe Surrender

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Jersey City, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

It’s “Fugitive Safe Surrender” week in Jersey City and hundreds of people with arrest warrants lined up around the block to turn themselves in, in return for a favorable court ruling.

In order to accommodate this crowd, the attorney general’s office made makeshift courts inside the Jersey Armory.

The majority of the people who turned themselves in will avoid jail-time, since 99% are non-violent offenders who have too many unpaid tickets or got caught with an expired license.

Mike Waluk was one of the men who decided to turn himself in yesterday. He said that he got himself into this sticky situation 5 years ago for skipping court after he was charged with possession.

Waluk has gotten a lot of support from his family and they’re proud that he’s turning himself in. “I’m just tired of running,” he said.

“Fugitive Safe Surrender” week continues through Saturday. Those looking for more information can visit www.fssnj.com or call 855-FSS-NJ12.

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