Traffic Diversion Programs Larry Roberts Fayette County Attorney

Traffic Diversion

One of Larry’s duties is enforcing traffic laws.  His office handles thousands of citations yearly.

 

A speeding ticket can result in a fine, court costs and added points to your license. twelve points can cause a loss of license.  A conviction of a speeding ticket is a potential rise in insurance rates.

 

Larry started a program in Lexington called Traffic Diversion. This is a state supported program and our District Judges have approved Larry’s request to offer it in our community.  Larry’s program is not mandatory.  It is totally up to the citizen to request to participate.

 

Here is how Larry’s program works:

  1. First, he checks every traffic ticket written in Lexington.
  2. He only offers the diversion opportunity if it is a first or possibly a second offense
  3. He decides who should be eligible to participate if they so choose.
  4. He sends a letter to those citizens explaining what Traffic Diversion means and offering the opportunity.
  5. If they choose the opportunity, here are the requirements:
    1. $200 fee
    2. 4 hours of community service
    3. Class with a local police officer.  It’s during this 1 hour mandatory classroom setting where we try to educate adults and teens about:
      1. Breaking distances
      2. Seat belts
      3. Distractions
      4. Problems with wet/icy roads
      5. Red Light Running

Upon completion, the case is dismissed, and the record is expunged. To date, 14,624 people have participated and over 50,000 hours of community services have been performed.

Programs Initiated While in Office

Child Support

Larry’s office works tirelessly to enforce the legal and moral obligation of making sure children in Lexington receive enough money for housing, food and clothing.

Cold Check Collection

Many people write checks for merchandise or services knowing there is not enough money in their account to cover the check.

Criminal Diversion

As Commonwealth Attorney, a defense attorney and County Attorney Larry has always believed in diversion and has had an extensive program since he was elected.

Delinquent Property Tax

One responsibility of Larry’s office is to collect delinquent property taxes.

Kids In Court

One of the most enjoyable thing Larry does in his office is not a required function. It involves 4th grade children.

Traffic Diversion

One of Larry’s duties is enforcing traffic laws. His office handles thousands of citations yearly.

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