Judge pleads for extra help to handle increased workload
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Havre City Court will no longer be mailing out bills for offenders who have made arrangements to pay their court fees and fines over a period of time.
Beginning Jan. 1, an arrest warrant will be issued immediately to any offenders who have not made their arranged payment, City Judge Joyce Perszyk said.
The change is due to the court's increased workload, Perszyk told the Havre City Council on Monday night while making a plea for additional staff. The court's caseload has nearly doubled since she took office at the end of 1997.
In the first half of fiscal year 1997, Havre City Court saw a to...