No joke, East Point to offer ticket amnesty

Have an outstanding East Point traffic ticket?

Officials at the south Fulton County city will begin offering wayward citation recipients a break – for a limited time, only.

Beginning April 8 and continuing through April 15, the municipal court will offer amnesty to people with unpaid traffic or parking tickets, city spokesman James Hammond said. All tickets that are “able to be found in our system” will be honored during the amnesty period, he said.

Also, at the discretion of the judges, additional “failure to appear” fines may be waived.

Drivers who have had their licenses suspended are eligible for a release from the court department once they’ve paid off their outstanding fines, Hammond said.

People with active warrants are asked to contact the probation department to discuss their specific cases during the amnesty period, city officials said.

The East Point Municipal Court is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

After the amnesty period, a private collection agency will pursue unpaid fines, and the East Point Police will serve arrest warrants.

For more information, call 404-559-6250, or check East Point’s web site.

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