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City of Atlanta Municipal Court Announces Warrant Amnesty Program

Post Date:03/31/2016 1:00 PM
Mayor Kasim Reed press release header

 Mayor’s Office of Communications

55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell
amtorres@atlantaga.gov

Christina Cruz-Benton, Press Information Officer
404-330-6865, office
404-807-2438, cell
ccbenton@atlantaga.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2016

News Release

City of Atlanta Municipal Court Announces Warrant Amnesty Program

Effort aims to help resolve warrants for reduced fees and fines

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta Municipal Court announced today the launch of the warrant amnesty program. This program offers amnesty to individuals facing arrest and other penalties due to delinquent traffic tickets, city ordinance or misdemeanor violations, and waives contempt fees for failure-to-appear. The program begins on April 1, 2016 and ends on May 13, 2016.

"Our goal is to ensure that we have licensed and lawful drivers on city streets. We want to work with the public to reach these goals in innovative and amenable ways,” said Ryan Shepard, Municipal Court Administrator. “This program creates an opportunity for people to voluntarily resolve outstanding cases in a fair and efficient manner.”

The program is available to individuals with citations issued before January 1, 2015. Court sessions will be held weekdays at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Court will offer signups for these sessions starting at 7 a.m. each day for same day service.

The court will also hold three special sessions during non-traditional hours:

  • Wednesday evenings, April 6 and 20 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m.

Signup for the special session on Saturday, April 16 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 information on warrants issued by the Municipal Court of Atlanta, please visit http://court.atlantaga.gov or call 404-954-7914.

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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit http://www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and Twitter @Kasim Reed

 

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