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Last Chance to Receive Amnesty from Traffic Tickets, March 31st deadline
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Gwinnett County--  Individuals with outstanding traffic citations in Gwinnett County Recorder’s Court have until the end of March to settle citations issued as far back as 1983 without additional penalty.

The Gwinnett County Recorder’s Court, located at 115 Stone Mountain Street in Lawrenceville, is offering an amnesty program that gives individuals an opportunity to resolve outstanding traffic citations without additional penalty through March 31, 2011. Bench warrants and the $25 bench warrant fee will also be recalled for those who resolve their cases during the amnesty period.

To find out the citation amount, the citation number and whether or not the citation requires a court appearance, call 770.822.8815.

For those who do not require a court appearance, individuals can pay their fines via mail with a money order or appear at the Recorder’s Court and pay by cash, money order, credit or debit card. Checks and money orders should include name and citation number, be the exact amount due and made payable to Gwinnett County Recorder’s Court.

For those who require a court appearance, arrive at the Recorder’s Court at 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, or Friday at 8:30 a.m. during March to see a judge. Bring a copy of the citation or citation numbers if possible.

Individuals with a suspended license who do not need to appear at the Recorder’s Court should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with their payment to receive the correct forms to reinstate their license. Otherwise, these forms are available at the Recorder’s Court at the time of payment.

“We will work with these individuals to clear their cases, but all legal requirements must be followed,” said Clerk of Court Jeff West. “Individuals must be prepared to present identification and sufficient personal information to locate their case.”

For those who have outstanding cases and do not take advantage of the amnesty program, the bench warrant will remain active and they will be subject to arrest.

For additional information on the program, visit www.gwinnettcourts.com or contact Jeff West at 770.619.6115.

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