LPSO News Blog
6/1/2014 by Brennan Matherne
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Lafourche Parish District Attorney's Office and the State of Louisiana 17th Judicial District Court, is reminding citizens about the start of the Warrant Amnesty Settlement Period on Monday, June 2. During the amnesty period, individuals with qualifying outstanding warrants will be able to pay the fines, fees and costs associated with the warrants to avoid arrest. A list of all individuals with qualifying warrants has been posted HERE. Approximately 10,000 warrants are eligible.
Fines, fees, and costs may be paid by cash or money order at all aforementioned locations. Residents of Lafourche Parish only can pay by check if the warrant is not related to an NSF check. Payments can be made by credit or debit card at all locations EXCEPT the Criminal Operations Center in Lockport. Payments can also be made over the phone using a credit or debit card, but the name on the card MUST match the name on the warrant, and there is a 3% convenience charge for all telephone payments.
On July 1, 2014, Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office deputies will begin proactively seeking those with outstanding warrants who have not taken advantage of the amnesty period.
Citizens should be aware that this amnesty period affects only those warrants issued by the 17th Judicial District Court, and does not apply to warrants issued by municipal courts. Citizens can call (985) 449-4434 for more information. Additional details on the Warrant Amnesty Settlement Period, including a list of frequently asked questions, can be found HERE.
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