Clarkston releases more information about warrant amnesty program

Clarkston City Hall and Police Department. Photo by Dean Hesse

Clarkston, GA — Low-level offenders in Clarkston with outstanding warrants now have a chance to avoid arrest.

As first reported by Tucker Observer, Clarkston recently approved a municipal court amnesty program.

The city has released more details about the new initiative.

“Our goal is to give licensed drivers a second chance to re-new their license and become lawful drivers in and around the City of Clarkston. We would like to work with these individuals in the most applicable and innovative ways,” Chief Municipal Court Clerk Dorothy Jackson said in a press release. “This program creates an opportunity for people to voluntarily resolve outstanding cases in a fair and efficient manner and save money by doing so.”

Here’s the full announcement from the city of Clarkston:

CLARKSTON, GA – The Clarkston Municipal Court announces the launch of the Warrant Amnesty Program from SEPTEMBER 19, 2022, through NOVEMBER 30, 2022. This program offers limited amnesty to individuals facing arrest and other penalties due to delinquent traffic tickets, city ordinances or misdemeanor violations.

“Our goal is to give licensed drivers a second chance to re-new their license and become lawful drivers in and around the City of Clarkston. “We would like to work with these individuals in the most applicable and innovative ways”, said Dorothy Jackson, Clarkston Municipal Chief Court Clerk.” This program creates an opportunity for people to voluntarily resolve outstanding cases in a fair and efficient manner and save money by doing so.”

Individuals who would like to take advantage of the program, can visit the Clarkston Municipal Court, located at 3921 Church Street, on Mondays through Wednesdays, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. ONLY.

When fees are paid in full, warrants will be cleared and contempt fees for failure to appear will be waived. For offense(s) that require a mandatory court appearance, a scheduled court date will be issued to appear before the judge on Thursdays. When the Warrant Amnesty Program ends, all outstanding warrants will be enforced.

Forms of payment that will be accepted are Cash, Credit Cards, and Business Checks. NO PERSONAL CHECKS.

Contact the Clarkston Municipal Court at (404) 292-9465 or [email protected] with additional questions.

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