Members of the public with pending bench warrants are urged to voluntarily come in or contact the CNMI Judiciary’s Marshal Service Division in Susupe and comply with their obligations before the current lenience notice period expires on Nov. 5.
After that date, those with outstanding bench warrants are subject to arrest by members of a joint task force assigned to the warrants’ enforcement. The joint task force is composed of law enforcement agencies: Department of Public Safety, Marshal Service Division, the Office of Adult Probation, and the Office of the Attorney General.
Department of Public Safety Commissioner Joseph Deleon Guerrero and the Judiciary’s Deputy Director for Law Enforcement, Ursula Lifoifoi Aldan, said the joint task force was formed to enforce any and all bench warrants issued by the Superior Court.
Outstanding bench warrants have been issued for unpaid traffic tickets, criminal offenses, failure to settle civil actions, and failure to appear at required court hearing, or for failure to appear for jury duty.
Members of the public who suspect outstanding bench warrants have been issued against them are urged to contact the Marshal Division’s Office at 236-9849 and 236-9852 before Nov. 5, 2013, to avoid heightened inconvenience. (NMI Judiciary)