Champaign County Waives Late Fees On Some Court Charges During Amnesty Week

The Champaign County Circuit Clerk's office is dropping collection and late fees on all criminal and traffic cases, this week only, during the office's third annual Amnesty Week. It’s called Amnesty Week because if the overdue fine or fee is paid up in full, the Champaign County Circuit Clerk’s office will drop any collection fee or late fee, which would otherwise add a considerable amount to the total charge. “And so that’s a thirty percent increase, which is a considerable amount,” said Circuit Clerk Katie Blakeman. “So sometimes people find it harder to get those cases paid off. So this is just an opportunity for people to clear those up.” The amnesty only applies to traffic and criminal

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