*LAFAYETTE CITY COURT UPDATE*

Greetings to all of our clients, friends, and colleagues:

Below is important information regarding Lafayette City Court:

All court sessions scheduled prior to May 15, 2020 have been cancelled and will be rescheduled by the court.All criminal and traffic arraignments that have been cancelled during this period are being reset beginning in the month of July. Exact dates will be confirmed and notices mailed in June, if not sooner.

All criminal and traffic trials that are scheduled on or before May 15, 2020 are cancelled and will be rescheduled for after June 15, 2020.

Court notices will be mailed to all defendants once the court is satisfied that it can hold court sessions. It is the defendant’s responsibility to ensure that the court has a current address. If your address has changed, you must provide the new address in writing to the court by mail or by fax at (337) 291-8774. The court’s mailing address is Post Office Drawer 3344, Lafayette, Louisiana 70502-3344. You must include your full name as it appears on your old notice, your docket number and your new address including city, state and zip code.

Criminal fines already imposed by the court can be paid online by credit card (processing fee applies) by using the court’s website, https://www.citycourtlafayettela.org/Home.aspx; or by mail with certified funds or money order, (do not send cash or personal check) payable to City Court of Lafayette, and mailed to Lafayette City Court c/o Traffic Violations Bureau, Post Office Box 2086, Lafayette, Louisiana 70502. If you are on a payment schedule and your pay date was cancelled, it will be rescheduled. No warrant will be issued unless you miss the rescheduled date.

If you have been ordered to complete programs as part of a criminal sentence but the class or community service location is closed, the court has automatically extended all completion dates. You will be notified of the new completion date once it is set by the court. No warrant will be issued because you did not complete your programs by the original completion date.

You can view information, including updates from the court or your case status by going to the court’s website, https://www.citycourtlafayettela.org/Home.aspx. If you have trouble getting to the website, type “City Court Lafayette Louisiana” and a link should appear on your search engine.

We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate proactively with you as new information becomes available. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email.

We send you our very best wishes for your health and safety.

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