Central Point cases to go Justice Court

All citations for noncriminal activity in the city of Central Point will now be handled by Jackson County's Justice Court.

The county Board of Commissioners approved the intergovernmental agreement Wednesday. Under the agreement, Central Point citations for violations such as minors in possession of tobacco and traffic infractions that were previously cited into Municipal Court will be handled at the Justice Court instead.

The change was prompted by the retirement of the city's court clerk and scheduling conflicts with its judge when the city hoped to switch the court's hours to the daytime.

The estimated $100,000 in annual revenues garnered from Central Point citations will be split 50-50 between Jackson County and the city, officials said.

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