Online Amnesty at the 31st District Court through March 2018

Update! Amnesty Program Extended until April 15, 2018.

Owe money to the 31st District court? Not sure? Well, now is a great time to check online because the 31st District Court will hold a fine and fee amnesty. People who owe the court for fines and fees associated with civil infractions may be eligible for a break on what they owe if they pay before April 15, 2018. 

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Video: ODR Benefits for Law Enforcement

Hear what courts with traffic ticket resolution and warrant resolution say about Matterhorn.

Featured in this video are Judge Brigette Officer-Hill of the 30th District Court and Bob Ciolek, Court Administrator, and Lisa Fusik, Deputy Court Administrator, from the 14A District Court.


Lisa Fusik, Michigan District Court 14A Deputy Administrator

“With law enforcement, it’s been a nice feature in that they don’t have to come to court at all. So they can have one focus person, their court officer, for instance, interact with the system, so the officers themselves don’t have to come to court. Or take time off the road, or come in on their day off, or maybe on a morning when they have to work midnights the next day.
“So for them it just means less interaction with the court, and less time that could be spent doing what they should be doing.”

Robert Ciolek, Michigan District Court 14A Administrator.

“As we all know, money’s tight, and everybody’s getting cut, including law enforcement. So more bodies that they can have on the road enforcing the laws, the better. So now, using the online mediation system through Matterhorn, they don’t have to send those law enforcement personnel to court to answer the citation.”

Judge Brigette Officer-Hill, Michigan 30th District Court Chief Judge

“The collaboration with law enforcement and the court has been great. I mean, they, obviously, came in before we had Matterhorn to deal with people, the public, to try to resolve their tickets. Now they’re even happier because they have to spend less time.
“So they’re really working in conjunction with the court to make this work. They’re putting the word out just as much as we are putting the word out. So that allows them to do their job, on the streets, without coming into the courtroom.”