ATLANTA – 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 began 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.
SIgn up for 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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