EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing 54B District Court has added another online platform with Court Innovations Matterhorn.
Through this new program, defendants with outstanding arrest warrants for failure to pay fines and costs may resolve the matter with the court online. Prior to this new online solution, a defendant could only appear in front of the judge to get the warrant canceled.
Individuals using this new platform will be asked a series of qualifying questions to determine whether they are eligible to resolve the arrest warrant online. If eligible, a defendant can submit their request online, where it will be reviewed by court personnel to confirm the warrant is for failure to pay fines and costs. From there, the defendant can pay and have their warrant canceled and receive notification via text or email that the case is resolved and closed.
East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Andrea Andrews Larkin approves of the customer service aspect of the program.
“The defendant does not have to be arrested, go to jail and then come to court to have his/her case resolved,” said Judge Larkin. “The program is voluntary and defendants can still choose to come to court to turn themselves in and appear before a judge.”
This new online platform was launched on Tuesday, Oct. 13. All 54B District Court warrants for failure to pay fines and costs are eligible with the exception of parking warrants. Parking warrants should come online in the near future.
Individuals can visit www.54BDistrictCourt.com and click on the Online Warrant Review to see if they are eligible for an efficient and convenient resolution to their warrant.
Reposted from cityofeastlansing.com