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Yuma County Courts Limited Fine Reduction Pilot Program

Post Date:02/14/2017 7:00 AM

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Comenzará en febrero el Programa Piloto de Reducción de Multas del condado de Yuma

People with unpaid or balance-due traffic tickets from Yuma County’s seven municipal and justice courts have a one-time opportunity to clear their record through a limited fine reduction program.  The Arizona Supreme Court and the Superior Court in Yuma County are pleased to announce that Yuma County’s municipal and justice courts are conducting a one-time limited fine reduction program, which allows the courts to reduce certain qualified fines, penalties, and surcharges. 

The courts will offer a 50 percent reduction on the amount owed on civil traffic cases that have been in collections for more than two years.  The limited program starts February 14, 2017 and ends April 21, 2017. 

To participate, eligible individuals must appear at the court during normal business hours to discuss their case with court staff.  After the 50 percent reduction is applied, the participant must pay the newly reduced balance in full or enroll in a monthly payment plan.  There is a minimum initial payment of $55, which can be paid with cash, money order, or credit card. 

Individuals whose driver’s license has been suspended may be eligible for license reinstatement after clearing up their old ticket or committing to a payment plan.  After court, the individual can visit the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) for more information.

Members of the public can view an alphabetical listing of eligible cases at www.yumacountyaz.gov/finereduction .  The list includes each eligible participant’s name, the corresponding case number, and which court they need to visit to learn more about the reduction project.

This program is part of a series of reforms resulting from the Arizona Supreme Court’s Justice for All Task Force Report “Justice for All: Report and Recommendations of the Fair Justice for All: Court-Ordered Fines, Penalties, Fees and Pretrial Release Policies” released in September 2016.
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