Johns Creek offers amnesty for long-standing traffic violations

Drivers and others with long-standing violations in Johns Creek will get a reprieve this summer.

The city is offering amnesty to people with past-due traffic citations and those who have active bench warrants for failing to appear in court.

It’s the first time Johns Creek Municipal Court has offered such a program.

The goal of the July and August program is to reduce arrests, close outstanding violations and allow people with suspended licenses to drive again.

“Defendants will still have to appear before a judge on the original charges, but we’ll give them a break this one time on their failure-to-appear charges eliminating the fear of arrest,” Municipal Court Judge Don Schaefer said in a statement.

More than 1,000 violations are eligible for the program.

Anyone with a failure-to-appear warrant can have it cleared if by appearing at the Court Clerk’s office to schedule a new court date.

To take advantage of the amnesty program, visit Johns Creek Municipal Court at 11445 Johns Creek Parkway from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 1 through Aug. 31.

For more information, contact the Johns Creek Municipal Court at 678-512-3444.