LPSO to Begin Sending Text Message Reminders for Court Dates

Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will begin rolling out a new notification system for upcoming court dates. The message will also give the recipient the option to pay the fine associated with their citation or summons in lieu of attending court. This system is aimed at curbing the large number of contempt of court warrants issued for people who failed to pay or attend court.

“In recent years, we’ve noticed a large number of people being arrested for contempt of court after failing to pay a fine or show up for court,” said Sheriff Webre. “Through our own research, we found many of those people had simply forgotten about their court date. This new notification system will remind those individuals of their upcoming court date and prompt them to contact us if they have any questions.”