Hotline available for those charged in HarpersvillePublished 2:18pm Friday, October 19, 2012
By CHRISTINE BOATWRIGHT / Staff Writer
The Shelby County Clerk’s Office has set up an informational hotline for those charged or fined by the Harpersville Municipal Court system.
The hotline, which can be reached by calling 669-8816, connects to an automated message offering instruction on how those affected by the Harpersville court can change an address or report if their driver’s license has been adversely affected by the confiscated records, according to Shelby County Chief Assistant District Attorney Jill Lee.
Anyone charged with a case or ticket prior to Aug. 8 will be notified via mail if or when to appear in court, the message stated.
Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies seized documents and records from the Harpersville Municipal Court system Aug. 9, so the Shelby County Court has no access to Harpersville cases prior to Aug. 8, according to the phone message from the Shelby County Clerk’s Office.
“Until the Sheriff’s Office concludes the investigation, we will not have access to those records,” the message states.
The hotline is only informational and is not set up to record voicemails.
“It’s an informational message that will let them know that we know they are out there and how they are affected by this so we can deal with those problems,” Lee said. “We recognize there are people we need to work with.”