What determines if my ticket is payable or whether I must appear in court?
It depends on what your ticket was issued for and the circumstances surrounding it. If you were involved in an accident, you MUST go to court for your ticket, no matter what the charge(s). There are offenses that have to be heard by a judge. Examples of those are Speeding at 30+ mph over the limit, Texting while Driving, Reckless Operation, Parking in a Handicap Parking Space without proper documentation and Failure to Stop for a School Bus. If you are issued a ticket for a non-payable fine notification of your court date will be mailed to your address, as written on the ticket. If that address is not correct, please contact our office and furnish your correct address to avoid any further actions being taken.
What does it mean if I pay my ticket?
Please note that payment of a ticket constitutes a plea of guilty and your case is concluded. Failure to either pay your traffic ticket by your court date or make an appearance at your court date will result in the suspension of your driver’s license, an additional affidavit fee of $25 per ticket and potential fees being owed the DMV or a Bench Warrant being issued for your arrest.
If I am unable to pay my entire fine at once, can I make payments?
No. Partial payments are not accepted.
Where do I mail my payment?
Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 375
Coushatta, LA 71019
What forms of payment may I use to pay my ticket?
The sheriff’s office accepts cash, money orders and checks. Online payments and credit card payments are not accepted. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Sheriff’s office at (318) 932-5753, extension 4.
How can I obtain confirmation of my payment?
If you pay your ticket in person you will receive a receipt at the time you pay your ticket. If you mail your payment to the Sheriff’s Office and enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope, they will mail a copy of the receipt to you.
How may I contact the Red River Parish District Attorney’s Office Traffic Division?
You may reach us by phone at (318) 932-4035 extension 2, send an email to Breelong@39da.com or send a fax to (318)932-3519.
Be sure to include your full name, date of birth, address, driver’s license number, and ticket number on all correspondence.
How can I check the status of my driver’s license to see if I have a suspension?
You may visit https://expresslane.dps.louisiana.gov/ReinstatementInquiry/ReinstatementInquiry2.aspx online and enter your license number, as well as the last 4 digits of your social security number to attain this information.