By Wendy Church, Tribal Court Director
If you have a warrant for your arrest on the Tulalip Reservation, you may be able to quash your warrant.
Warrants are issued because you failed to appear at your hearing, or there was a criminal complaint filed against you, also if you have failed to comply with a court order, such as having a probation violation or a missed urinalysis. You may be able to quash old warrants and get a new hearing date.
For first time offenders (sometimes second time offenders), your warrant quash will cost you nothing. If you are a repeat offender, the judge may levy a fee for you to quash your warrant, anywhere from $25, $50 or $75 dollars. The police, prosecution, and probation are then notified that you came to the court to quash your warrant. It is advised to please keep your warrant quash paperwork on you for at least one week.
The Tribal Court encourages you to come in to quash your warrant. It shows you are taking care of business and makes a good impression on the judge.
Warrant quashes are held on Fridays from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (please show up at least 15 minutes early prior to 11 a.m.).
If you have questions regarding warrant quashes, you can call the Tribal Court at 360 / 716-4773.