People who missed their court date in Atlanta have an opportunity to settle up with the city.
The city has announced the “warrant amnesty period for 2017.” It began April 3 and ends on May 12. It’s intended to help people who have unpaid traffic tickets, or who have outstanding city ordinance and misdemeanor violations.
“Our goal is to ensure that we have licensed and lawful drivers on city streets,” Municipal Court Administrator Ryan Shepard said in a press release. “After receiving a citation, many individuals fail to appear in court, resulting in additional fines and fees, and in some cases, a warrant being issued. The Municipal Court’s warrant amnesty program offers an opportunity to resolve outstanding issues once and for all.”
The city says only individuals whose cases are in “failure-to-appear” status are eligible.
“Court sessions will be held weekdays at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on a first-come basis,” the press release from the city says. “Individuals can sign-up each day for these sessions beginning at 7 a.m. for same day service.”
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The court will also hold two special sessions during non-traditional hours:
Saturday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m.; and
Wednesday evening, April 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Sign-up for the special session on Saturday, April 15 begins at 8:00 a.m. Individuals who wish to clear penalties and warrants under this program are encouraged to arrive early. When the amnesty period ends, remaining outstanding warrants will be rigorously enforced.
For additional information about the program or a warrant you may have, please visit http://court.atlantaga.govor call 404-954-7914.