Anyone with a traffic ticket that they let go unpaid in Wayne County, Michigan is in luck: 16 separate districts are offering amnesty. Unfortunately, if you were caught in Detroit, you’re not one of the lucky ones. Detroit is not participating in the voluntary amnesty program.
The purpose of amnesty programs isn’t just to make things easier on those cited for tickets, but also allows the court to clear their backlog. When the program ends, those who didn’t take advantage of it can expect to pursued aggressively. It benefits anyone who has chosen to neither pay nor fight their ticket to take advantage of the program that runs now through April 28.
The courts participating in the amnesty program include district courts in:
- Dearborn Heights
- Garden City
- Allen Park
- Lincoln Park
- Highland Park
- Harper Woods
- Grosse Pointe Park Municipal Court
Anyone who wishes to take advantage of the amnesty program should call the court in the jurisdiction in which their citation was issued. Even though each court is participating, each was permitted to set up its own set of qualifications. In general, the date of the citation, the charge and any restitution ordered will be taken into consideration when determining if someone is eligible. Typical amnesty programs also take a person’s income into account.
If you have received a traffic citation in New York that you don’t want to pay, you’ve got to fight it. Your ticket will not go away if left ignored. Reach out to our team of experienced traffic ticket attorneys for assistance. We will review the details of your citation at a free consultation and advise you of your options.