UNDERSTANDING YOUR TRAFFIC TICKET
The 4th Judicial District Attorney's office handles traffic citations in Ouachita and Morehouse Parishes for tickets issued by:
- Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office
- Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s Office
- Louisiana State Police (issued in Ouachita or Morehouse Parish)
- Various other agencies (for example: Wildlife and Fisheries, DOTD, etc.)
- Certain tickets issued by West Monroe Police Department (others are handled by West Monroe City Court)
The 4th Judicial District Attorney’s office offers a Pretrial Diversion Program. This program does not require you to go to court and usually keeps tickets from affecting your vehicle insurance. Pretrial diversion allows you to pay tickets online, through the mail, or in person.
Not all traffic tickets are payable out of court. Some traffic offenses require a mandatory court appearance. Examples of such offenses include Reckless Operation, Careless Operation, Failure to Stop for a School Bus, and any offense where an accident with injury occurred.\
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Save time by paying online! Fill out the form below to see if you're eligible for the program. You will hear from our office in 5 days or less, and you'll get a link to pay online if you are eligible for the pretrial diversion program.
If paying by mail, include a copy of your ticket and write the ticket number on your check or money order. If paying in person, please bring a copy of the ticket you are paying with you. Paying your ticket constitutes a guilty plea. Failure to pay your ticket will result in suspension of your driver’s license and an additional fee.
PAY by mail or In Person
OUACHITA PARISH TICKETS
Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office
300 Saint John St
Monroe, La 71201
Phone (318) 324-2580
PLEASE NOTE - citations can only be paid once they are in our system. If you received a ticket, wait at least 2 weeks before attempting to pay your ticket. Payment in full is required on or before the due date. Payment can be made either in person, by mail, or online. Money Orders, Cash, or Cashier Check are acceptable forms of payment. No personal checks will be accepted.
If you have questions, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 318-388-4448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office responds in 5 business days or less.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR TRAFFIC DIVERSION, PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW. IT WILL DIRECT YOU TO THE ONLINE SAFE-DRIVING COURSE. AFTER COMPLETING THE COURSE YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE ONLINE PAYMENT PORTAL.
PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THE TEST WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL.