Amnesty to help people with unpaid fines in Corinth

By The Associated Press

CORINTH — Corinth Municipal Court is offering a month of amnesty on court fines to help people avoid a possible trip to jail.

The program begins Friday.

Court Clerk Zane Elliott tells the Daily Corinthian (http://bit.ly/YCBnXU) that people who make a voluntary appearance during March to address delinquent fines and outstanding warrants will not be arrested. After that, Elliott says the court intends to get tough with outstanding fines.

The offer of amnesty is for old fines only — those owed before March 1, 2012.

Elliott says the program will help the court clear out delinquent cases and focus its resources on the collection of more recent cases. He says those who owe money can resume their prior payment plan or schedule a new one that fits their budget.