The city of Atlanta Municipal Court announced the launch of the warrant amnesty program on Friday. The program is available to individuals with citations issued before January 1, 2015. The program offers amnesty to people facing arrest and penalties due to delinquent traffic tickets and misdemeanor violations, and waives contempt fees for failure-to-appear. The program begins on April 1 and ends May 13.
“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 Municipal Court Administrator Ryan Shepard. “This program creates an opportunity for people to voluntarily resolve outstanding cases in a fair and efficient manner.”
Court sessions will be conducted weekdays at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Court will offer sign-ups for these sessions starting at 7 a.m. each day for same day service. The court will also present three special sessions during non-traditional hours, Wednesday evenings of April 6 and 20 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. Sign-up for the special session on Saturday, April 16 begins at 8 a.m. When the amnesty period ends, remaining outstanding warrants will be rigorously enforced.
Information: www.atlantaga.gov; 404-954-7914.
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