Reno Justice Court offers fresh start for the New Year

warrant unlocked amnestyReno, Nevada. Dec. 31, 2014. Reno Justice Court is offering a fresh start to the new year for anyone with an outstanding warrant for failing to pay a traffic ticket. If you appear at the Court and make arrangements to satisfy the debt you will not be arrested for the warrant and the associated warrant fee will be dismissed. Although other fees may apply, arrangements to make partial payments or to convert the entire debt to community service are available for those who cannot pay the fine in full. "The program is a win-win for everyone involved. Ticket holders will avoid being arrested and the county could potentially collect thousands of dollars in past due fines", said Chief Judge Scott Pearson.

Generally, when a citation goes unpaid the court sends a reminder notice to the last known address. If no response is generated from the notice the court issues an arrest warrant for failing to obey the court order to appear or make payments. After the court issues a warrant for your arrest, DMV usually suspends your license. Additional fees in excess of $100 are also added to the fine for failing to pay and the case is often referred to a collection agency which also results in more fees. By simply appearing in court and making arrangements to take care of their old traffic tickets someone can avoid arrest, avoid additional fees and start the process to regain their driving privileges. "It offers them a fresh start," said Chief Judge Pearson. "I also think it is a more effective and efficient means to collect outstanding debts."

Those with traffic ticket warrants can take advantage of this program anytime during normal business hours. The Reno Justice Court is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. excluding holidays.