Those citations can result in additional fees, driver’s license suspension and, in some cases, warrants and arrests, Morris said.
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Drivers can sign up on the court's website, over the phone or in person to receive a date to resolve their case. Registration ends May 17, and court sessions are held Monday through Thursdays at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
“Individuals who wish to clear penalties and warrants under this program are encouraged to sign up early,” the court said in a statement. “When the time-limited amnesty period ends, any remaining open cases and outstanding warrants will be rigorously enforced.”
Criminal justice reform advocates have cited court fees and fines as one aspect of a broken justice system; Morris said the amnesty program allows people to resolve their cases in a fair and just way.
“We try to make as accessible to everyone as best as we possibly can,” she said. ‘We’re really excited about this.”
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