Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Warrants in the works

The office of Minden City Court (Judge John C. Campbell), in cooperation with the Minden Police Department (Chief Steve Cropper), is in the process of pursuing warrants for outstanding fines/costs on blue sheets and for civil costs remaining unpaid.

The court regularly sends out letters as a courtesy and last-chance warning to pay or be arrested and held until all amounts due are paid.

Failure to receive this courtesy letter because of inadequate or incorrect address is not an excuse for failing to pay as ordered. This will also include any court-ordered community service work, anger management or theft diversion classes not completed within the specified time shown on the sentencing order.

If the amounts remain unpaid, a request for suspension of driver's license will be filed with the State of Louisiana, Department of Motor Vehicles. This will create a minimum additional fee of $100 to be paid to the DMV before driving privileges are reinstated.

If you are driving while your license is suspended, you can be ticketed with a Driving Under Suspension charge. These charges can be fairly expensive when you consider the court fines and costs coupled with the fees imposed by the DMV.

If you are picked up on an outstanding blue sheet and you don't have the money to pay the fine and costs in full at the time of arrest, you will be ordered to serve the original suspended jail sentence. This can range anywhere from 10 days to 180 days. The court is in the process of preparing arrest warrants and readying for this operation over the next few days and the operation will be in full swing by the beginning of the coming weekend.

Judge John C. Campbell

Chief Steve Cropper






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