Lincoln Parish Office318.513.6350 Union Parish Office318.368.2201
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Traffic Division

The Office of the District Attorney prosecutes violations of state traffic laws occurring within Lincoln and Union Parishes. This includes tickets issued by:

  • Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Union Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Various other agencies (for example: Wildlife and Fisheries, DOTD, etc.)
  • Louisiana State Police (issued in Lincoln or Union) 

Not all traffic tickets are payable. Some traffic offenses require a mandatory court appearance. Examples of such offenses include Driving under Suspension, Reckless Operation, Careless Operation, Failure to Stop for a School Bus, and any offense where an accident was involved.

If you wish to keep this ticket off your driving record, do not pay the ticket.  Certain speeding citations are eligible for Traffic Pre-Trial Diversion. You will be sent a letter of eligibility, if you qualify.  If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please contact our office in Lincoln or Union Parish.  A defensive driver’s course will be mandatory.

You may select one of the two programs, the Defensive Driving Program or the Traffic Program, as described below.

1. Defensive Driving Program:

a.  Complete one of two approved classes:
    1.  www.Tickettesting.com
    2.  www.drivesafela.org
    3.  Other classes may qualify, but must be submitted for pre-approval before taking the class.
 
b.  After you complete the class, mail or bring a $150.00 money order (with your ticket number written on the  money order) and proof of your completion of the defensive driving class to the Office of District Attorney.
 
c.  The proof of completion and money order must be submitted no later than one week before your court date.
 
2. Traffic Program:

Deliver by mail or in person a $200 money order (with your ticket number written on the money order) to the Office of District Attorney. You may also pay online at www.lincolndapay.com or call 1-855-796-5623.
Your online payment or money order should must be submitted no later than one week before your court date.

Your online payment or money order must be submitted no later than one week before your court date.

If you choose not to participate in either program, you may either pay the fines and costs associated with your ticket, per instructions on your ticket, or appear on your court date.  If you desire to participate in either the Defensive Driving Program or the Traffic Program, you must submit your payment or money order no later than one week before your court date.

Traffic fines must be paid by money order, cashier’s check, or cash made payable to:

 

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office

P. O. Box 2070

Ruston, LA 71273


Union Parish Sheriff’s Office

710 Holder Rd.

Farmerville, LA 71241

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at the numbers below:

Lincoln Parish Office: 318-251-5100

Union Parish Office: 318-368-2201

Lincoln Parish Office

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100 West Texas Ave. 2nd Floor Ruston, LA 71270 Phone: (318) 513-6350 Fax: (318) 251-5103

Union Parish Office

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100 East Bayou Street Farmerville, LA 71241 Phone: (318) 368-2201 Fax: (318) 368-3717