The 19th Judicial District Traffic Court in conjunction with the East Baton Rouge District
Attorney’s Office will hold Traffic Court Saturday on March 21. Individuals with traffic matters
at the 19th JDC will have an opportunity to resolve their cases in a special weekend session from 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Available opportunities include:
· Recalling traffic bench warrants,
· Making a payment,
· Getting a payment extension,
· Speaking with an Assistant District Attorney, and
· Scheduling another court date.
“I recognize that inflexible work schedules and other issues can make it difficult for individuals
to make their court dates during regular business hours. By holding a Saturday session of court, we want to make it easier for individuals to handle their traffic cases.” Judge Donald R. Johnson said.
District Attorney Hillar Moore said his office was ready to assist individuals who wished to resolve their cases. He encourages them to bring current insurance cards, licenses, vehicle registrations and other documentation that could assist prosecutors in resolving their cases. “Our goal is to keep members of our community and our roadways safe,” Moore said. “We are committed to working with our community to accomplish these goals.”
Officials are hoping Traffic Court Saturday will reduce the approximately 30,000 outstanding traffic bench warrants and will help to eliminate the fear of being arrested for failing to appear at court. The session will be held at the 19th Judicial District Courthouse at 300 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Only traffic cases in the 19th JDC can be handled during the event. For more information, contact the 19th Judicial Court Traffic office at (225) 389-4761.