The Butler County Ohio Area Courts released the following information:

Butler County Area Courts Offer Amnesty Program

Amnesty program started on April 20th

From the release:

The Butler County Area Courts, I, II, and III located in Oxford, Hamilton and West Chester will be conducting a fine amnesty during the period of April 20th to May 22nd, 2020.
People who have past due fines can have a portion of those fines waived if they pay half the amount that they owe. They will also have to pay the court costs of $125.00. In most cases, the $125 is contained in the total amount owed by the defendant. Upon payment of court costs and half of the outstanding fines the Court would waive the remaining fine and any collection fees associated with the defendant’s case.
At that time the court will lift all licensure forfeitures and vehicle registration blocks associated with that fine.

Unable to pay half?

From the release:

If the person is unable to pay half the fine, but is able to pay at least $50.00, that person will be given a new court date to appear in front of the judge to discuss payments of the remainder of the fine owed.

Outstanding warrants for a misdemeanor?

From the release:

If a person has an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor, the person can pay $125.00 for the court costs and the case will be rescheduled for a new court hearing at which time the warrant will be recalled. The person must appear in person at the court in order for the warrant to be recalled. This provision does not apply to charges of domestic violence, assault and violations of a protection order. Other arrangements could be made for those charges by calling the court.
INDIVIDUALS WHO VOLUNTARILY APPEAR WILL NOT BE ARRESTED Anyone can find out how much they owe in fines, or if they have an active warrant, by accessing www.bcareacourts.org and entering his or her name, or by calling the court at 513-523-4748 (Area 1-Oxford), 513-887-3459 (Area II-Hamilton), and 513-867-5070 (Area III West Chester)

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