BCSO Introduces New Traffic Infraction Relief Program

By  //  September 24, 2013

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available to the public on Oct.1

Participants can expect the most "hands-on" experience that can possibly be provided where attendees will be afforded the chance to actually use some of the equipment utilized by the Sheriff's Department. It includes detailed information on such topics as uniformed patrol, special operations, criminal investigations, corrections and many other interesting topics. Also available is an elective ride-a-long with a deputy during an actual patrol shift. You will also be taught how to properly handle handguns and will actually have the opportunity to shoot department firearms if you so choose.

This new and innovative traffic infraction program will be launched and available to our citizens for civil traffic infractions received on, or after October 1, 2013. Now, when a motorist receives a civil traffic infraction, they will have the option to request that the applicable points and adjudication be withheld from their driver’s license without having to appear in court or electing to take a defensive driving class. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Sheriff Wayne Ivey, the Brevard County Chiefs of Police and the Brevard County Clerk of Courts  announced a new Traffic Infraction Relief Program designed to reduce unnecessary court appearances and associated costs by Brevard County citizens.

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Now, when a motorist receives a civil traffic infraction, they will have the option to request that the applicable points and adjudication be withheld from their driver’s license without having to appear in court or electing to take a defensive driving class. (Shutterstock image)

This new and innovative program will be launched and available to our citizens for civil traffic infractions received on, or after October 1, 2013.

Now, when a motorist receives a civil traffic infraction, they will have the option to request that the applicable points and adjudication be withheld from their driver’s license without having to appear in court or electing to take a defensive driving class.

Motorists receiving a civil traffic infraction will be permitted to “elect” the benefits of this program once every 12 months, but no more than 5-times in a lifetime.

THE PROGRAM’S BENEFITS

The concept is designed to save citizens from the associated court costs and missing work as well as other activities to appear in civil traffic court.

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Traffic infractions are financially impacting, especially when there is a need to miss work due to court appearances. As a result of this innovative cost-saving program, there is an option to avoid the points, adjudication and lost wages.

Additionally, the program creates significant tax dollar savings in law enforcement personnel overtime and reduced caseloads for our County Court system and Clerks Office.

Sheriff Ivey stated, “This program is an absolute win-win for Brevard County. Traffic infractions are financially impacting, especially when there is a need to miss work due to court appearances. As a result of this innovative cost-saving program, there is an option to avoid the points, adjudication and lost wages.”

AN ABSOLUTE WIN-WIN

“I applaud the collective teamwork from County Court Administrative Judge Michelle Baker, Chief Judge John Harris and our Clerk of Court Scott Ellis. I want to especially thank Tonja Tucker, our Administrative Assistant at North Precinct, who designed and presented this outstanding concept.”

Motorists who qualify for this new program can visit BrevardClerk.us


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