For Immediate Release
"The program is a win-win for everyone involved,” said Judge Scott Pearson. “Ticket holders will avoid being arrested and Washoe County could potentially collect thousands of dollars in past due fines.”
Generally, when a citation goes unpaid, the court sends a reminder notice to the last known address. If the court receives no response from the notice, an arrest warrant is filed for failing to obey the court order to appear or make payments. After the court issues a warrant for arrest, the DMV usually suspends the 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.
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 p.m., excluding holidays.