DeKalb officials extend traffic ticket amnesty program

- If you have an old traffic tickets from DeKalb County piling up that you never paid, now is your chance to take care of them. A traffic ticket amnesty program is underway. 

The program was launched in late June and was supposed to go through July 9. But court officials say they've had such a tremendous response the deadline to register to take advantage of the program has been extended to July 20. 

The DeKalb County Traffic Court ticket amnesty program is for anyone who has unpaid tickets that were issued between January 2010 to December 2017. You would need to sign up for a court hearing to pay the tickets, and all contempt fees for failure to appear will be waived. 

“The goal of our citation amnesty program is to provide individuals with open or delinquent citations an opportunity to efficiently resolve their matters and restore their driving record,” said Presiding Judge Shondeana Morris.

DeKalb County resident Annette Smith says if it helps someone whose license may be suspended because tickets and fees have piled up, she's all for it.

"I like the idea to help people get their records straight, especially if it would benefit them and give them the opportunity to get it cleared up," Smith said.

For more information on the program, go to the state court's website.

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