HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - City Judge Tony Nowak says the Hernando Municipal Court's first "amnesty days" program was a success.
The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/GQwvnF) reports that he told Mayor Chip Johnson and aldermen that the court collected just under $7,000 in long-overdue fines and fees during the 2 1/2-week period.
The amnesty period ended Feb. 29.
Nowak says the total collected is about 30% of the $20,000 average for a week of court receipts.
The program was aimed at people with misdemeanor warrants for contempt of court for not paying fines, and defendants subject to violation of probation for not paying. Warrants and probation violations were dismissed for those who paid.
Paying also cleared up any driver's license hold stemming from a city-issued citation.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com
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