Municipal Court provides second chance

Released by the City of Tyler:

TYLER, TX - In an effort to assist citizens who have been unable to pay past due court fines because of economic conditions, the Tyler Municipal Court is launching a Second Change Program. The program enables persons who have had warrants issued for non-payment of fines to reestablish a payment plan and bring their accounts current.

"We have seen an increase in the number of people who have warrants issued for their arrest due to the economy," said Court Administrator Cam McCabe. "This program provides a second chance for violators to become current and take care of their fines."

A $300 down payment is required to reestablish the payment plan. Warrants will be removed once the $300 is received and a payment plan is signed.

To take advantage of this Second Chance Program, defendants must visit the cashier's window at the Municipal Court to make the down payment and sign the payment agreement no later than Sept. 9.

"We estimate that 200 warrants will be cleared due to this program," added McCabe.