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Georgiana Amnesty Court successful

A recent day designed to encourage people to pay fines in Georgiana was a success.

Court Clerk Beverly Rogers said the Amnesty Day took place from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on June 13.

“People with a variety of cases in the Georgiana Municipal Court were able to partake in the Amnesty Court,” she said. “We had regular court at the same time and some of them signed the Amnesty Court sheet. I think it helped get some warrants cleared. It was a late night.”

People that had outstanding cases for various traffic tickets and probation revocation charges were able to appear in Georgiana Municipal Court Pleas of guilty were accepted by the judge and fines paid. In cases where driver’s license suspensions were issued, clearance will be generated so that driving privileges may be reinstated through the Department of Public Safety.

The fines are not reduced, however, the plan removes warrants issued for them and puts them on a payment plan and helps them get their licenses back.

“We might try having an Amnesty Day every other year,” Rogers concluded. “It just depends on how many warrants the court has.”