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35th District Court Amnesty Program: Court Waives Late Fees

35th DISTRICT COURT NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Pam Avdoulos
Court Administrator
734-459-4740
pavdoulos@35thdistrictcourt.org

35th District Court Amnesty Program: Court Waives Late Fees

Plymouth, Michigan, March 21, 2017 – The 35th District Court announces the 2017 Amnesty Program for all delinquent civil infraction tickets. Unpaid tickets can accumulate additional default fees, late fees and warrant fees, which increase the original amount of the ticket. This program provides individuals with an opportunity to settle their old court financial obligations and pay the original amount of the ticket. In addition, the program assists the court in clearing up a backlog of files without additional court resources and collection costs.

The court will give citizens an opportunity to resolve their outstanding tickets, avoid possible arrest and take advantage of the court waiving late penalties and fees.

To take advantage of this limited time opportunity, please note the following:

1. The program will run Monday, March 27, 2017 through Friday, April 28, 2017.

2. Amnesty applies only to those individuals who present themselves at the 35th District Court, 660 Plymouth Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170. The court is open for business Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No mail in payments or on-line credit card payments will be accepted.

3. Included are all payable traffic civil infraction tickets issued within the jurisdictions of Cities of Northville and Plymouth, Townships of Northville, Plymouth and Canton.

4. Under the program, individuals with arrest warrants for failure to appear in court on a civil infraction will have their outstanding warrant cancelled. These individuals may come to court without the fear of being arrested for their voluntary appearance.

5. This is a one-time effort to clear a backlog of cases. Once free from the backlog, the court will continue to move more aggressively to enforce and collect on unpaid tickets, including all penalties and late fees.

6. During the period of amnesty, the ticket will be reduced to the original fine plus the $45.00 driver license clearance fee, if applicable. Upon full payment, the court will notify the Secretary of State to lift the suspension.

7. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE CASH, CERTIFIED CHECK, MONEY ORDER OR CREDIT CARD.

8. For information on paying court fines, please contact the court at (734) 459-4740.

 

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