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)
If paying by mail, include a copy of your ticket and write the ticket number on your cashier's 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.
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.
The District Attorney's Office offers a Pre-Trial Diversion program for certain traffic violations. This program does not require you to go to court and usually keeps tickets from affecting your vehicle insurance. Pre-Trial Diversion participants are required to take a safe driving course: either on-line or in-person depending on the violation.
To find out whether you qualify for the program, email the Ouachita office at email@example.com or the Morehouse office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Trial diversion fees may be paid online, in-person, or via mail. Exact cash, cashier's check or money order are accepted for payments made in-person or on-line.
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.
OUACHITA PARISH TICKETS
Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office
300 Saint John St
Monroe, La 71201
Phone (318) 324-2536
MOREHOUSE PARISH TICKETS
Morehouse Parish District Attorney's Office
100 East Madison
Bastrop, La 71220
Phone (318) 281-4907
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 email@example.com. Our office responds in 5 business days or less.