Mayor’s Office of Communications
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2017
City of Atlanta Municipal Court Announces 2017 Warrant Amnesty Program
ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta Municipal Court announced today the launch of warrant amnesty period for 2017. This program offers an opportunity for individuals facing arrest and other penalties due to delinquent traffic tickets, city ordinance or misdemeanor violations to resolve their outstanding case with reduced fines and fees. The program begins today, April 3, 2017 and ends on May 12, 2017.
"Our goal is to ensure that we have licensed and lawful drivers on city streets,” said Ryan Shepard, Municipal Court Administrator. “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.”
Only individuals with charges currently in Failure-To-Appear status are eligible for this program. Court sessions will be held weekdays at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on a first-come basis. Individuals can sign-up each day for these sessions beginning at 7 a.m. for same day service.
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.gov or call 404-954-7914.
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