Biloxi Court Seeks to Resolve Outstanding Cases
As many as 500 people can expect a letter from the City of Biloxi informing them to appear in court.
Biloxi Municipal Court is resetting cases where defendants owe fines or fees dating back to March 2014. Any existing arrest warrants against them for non-payment or failure to appear in court have been recalled. However, defendants must appear in court for a compliance hearing.
At the hearing, a judge will determine whether the defendant has the ability to pay fines or should perform community service.
Those who appear at a hearing will not be jailed for fines owed, but those who fail to appear could face additional charges.
This is a result of a settlement agreement between the City of Biloxi and the ACLU.