Want Traffic Tickets Waived? Montgomery Offers Amnesty Program

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By Heather VacLav

Got traffic tickets? Would you like to waive fees, warrants or fines? Violators are in luck, the city of Montgomery is hosting an amnesty program.

Amnesty will only be available to people with traffic violations, not misdemeanors or felonies. Presiding Judge Les Hayes with the Montgomery Municipal Court held the first day of amnesty Saturday, June 1, for individuals with the last name beginning "A to M".

The final day of amnesty, next Saturday, June 8th, will apply for last names "N to Z", running from 8:00-11:00 a.m.

People who have less than $2,500 in unpaid traffic tickets had the chance to settle up, but anyone over the limit will be arrested unless they have enough money to bring them at or below the total.

Court administrator Ken Nixon said the courts are screening candidates, getting IDs and information to be processed.

"We're going and updating all their fees, removing some of the fees and then once we get all that done we send them out to the window to pay and they'll be free to go at that point," Nixon said.

When the city did the amnesty program in September 2009, it collected about $800,000. 
 

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