Collecting Dust: Over 20 Years of Unpaid Traffic Tickets at Indiana Courthouse

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Collecting Dust: Over 20 Years of Unpaid Traffic Tickets at Indiana Courthouse

Sep, 2nd 2016

Staff at the Clay Superior Court Traffic Division confirm they have several file cabinets at the courthouse with more than 20 years of unpaid traffic tickets and citations at the courthouse.

"When people get a ticket, they need to show up for their court hearing or else they lose, essentially," Clay County Prosecutor Robert Pell said. "If they do show up for a court hearing, and they tell the court they want to contest it, then it's set for a trial."

Pell said most tickets are non-criminal cases, but infractions which are not punishable with jail time.

"You can be fined, but it can also put points on their license," Pell said. "If a person does not pay their fines, that information goes to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles...

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