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  Federal Litigation Mission:

To prosecute felony and misdemeanor offenses committed by civilians, as well as traffic offenses committed by military members and civilians on Fort Bragg.

Responsibility:

Airborne Federal Litigation is responsible for the prosecution of criminal actions committed by civilians on the Fort Bragg Military Reservation and traffic offenses committed by military members and civilians on Fort Bragg.

Information:

Our office prosecutes crimes. If you contact us by phone, you will be speaking to the individuals responsible for prosecuting cases on behalf of the United States. WE ARE NOT DEFENSE ATTORNEYS.

Citation Information:

If you received a citation on the Fort Bragg Military Reservation for a violation of North Carolina Law, U.S. Federal Law, or Fort Bragg Regulation 190-5: PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING

Court Dates:  Court dates take 3 months to generate. If it has not been three months since the day you received your citation you do not have a court date set. You will receive your court date in the mail once it is set. If you do not live at the address that was given to the Officer during your traffic stop please forward your mail to your current address.

With no mandatory court appearance:

Option 1: Admit to the criminal offense, pay the fine through the mail or through the internet as provided on the citation to the Central Violations Bureau.

MOVING VIOLATIONS:

 If you have received a moving violation (speeding, no seatbelt, failure to stop etc…) on FT Bragg and you do not have a mandatory court appearance then you are eligible to take a safety driving course in order to have your citation dismissed. WE ACCEPT ALL STATE APPROVED DRIVER TRAINING CERTIFICATES regardless of the state that offers it.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS:

If you were cited for a moving violation due to a traffic accident please provide us with a letter from your insurance company stating all claims against you have been paid or that there are no pending claims against you.

NON-MOVING VIOLATIONS:

If you have received a non-moving violation (expired registration, expired license, inoperable light etc…) please provide us with proof that the offense has been rectified and we will be happy to dismiss your citation.

Helpful link to driver improvement course:

http://www.dgs.ca.gov/orim/Programs/DDTOnlineTraining.aspx

Disclaimer:  We do not endorse this site. You may visit any site or driving class you deem necessary as we accept all state approved driver training certificates.

 

With a mandatory court appearance:

If there is a mandatory court date you must appear in the Federal District Courthouse, in Fayetteville, NC on the date specified on your notification letter. You will receive official notice to the address you provided to the arresting officer. If you do not live at the address that was given to the Officer during your traffic stop FORWARD YOUR MAIL TO YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS

You can also correct your address by contacting the Central Violations Bureau:

Address change requests must be submitted in writing to the Central Violations Bureau. You may send a fax to 210-301-6401, email to info@cvb.uscourts.gov or mail to:

Central Violations Bureau
P.O. Box 780549
San Antonio, TX 78278-0549

 

If you fail to appear in court on the date at time ordered, the United States District Court may issue a summons ordering you to appear or issue a warrant for your arrest. If you are charged with a motor-vehicle violation, the court may also report your failure to pay or appear to your state s motor-vehicle or driver-licensing agency, which may affect your driving privileges, or your vehicle registration, or both.

If you received a notice to appear in court, but would like to request a continuance to another court session, fill out the Sample Continuance Form (Link Below), and provide it by fax to the fax number below.

Continuance-(Web-Page).doc

 

Hours of Operation:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 0900-1130 1300-1600

Closed Wednesday

Closed Federal Holidays

Closed XVIII Airborne Training Holidays

Closed for FAYETTEVILLE MISDEMEANOR COURT ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS

Jan 7

Feb 11 & 12

Mar 11 & 12

Apr 8 & 9

May 13 & 14

June 10 & 11

July 8 & 9

August 5 & 6

September 9 &10

October 7 & 8

November 4 & 5

December 9 & 10

 

Phone Number:

(910) 396-1221

DSN: 236-1221

Fax: (910) 396-8153

 

Location:

Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

Corner of Macomb and Armistead

Building 2-1133, Room 308

 

Mailing Address:

Federal Litigation Division NE

Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

AFZA-JA-F (Federal Litigation)

2175 Reilly Road, Stop A

Fort Bragg, NC 28310-5000

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How do I know if I received a federal ticket?

This site is designed to allow on-line payments of FEDERAL TICKETS ONLY! Click here to see an image of a federal ticket. If the ticket you received does not say "U.S. District Court Violation Notice" across the top, then you did not receive a federal ticket. Federal tickets are issued by law enforcement personnel from agencies such as the U.S. Park Police, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Department of Defense Police, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Provost Marshal, Air force, Marines & Navy Security Forces, U.S. Postal Police, U.S. Customs, U.S. Border Police, and V.A. Police.

How can I pay a ticket?

You can pay on-line by clicking here. You may also make a payment by calling the Central Violations Bureau during normal business hours at (800) 827-2982 or mail a check or money order to:

Central Violations Bureau
P.O. Box 71363
Philadelphia, PA 19176-1363

Make sure to include the location code and violation number on your payment.

How can I check the status of a ticket?

Contact the Central Violations Bureau by calling 800-827-2982. Use option 4 to hear an automated recording with the status of your ticket.

I want to contest my ticket in court, but I don't have a court date written on my ticket.

You will be notified by the Central Violations Bureau of your court date by mail. You will receive a Notice to Appear usually within 8 to 12 weeks from issuance of the ticket.

I received a violation notice, it is marked mandatory, do I have to appear in court?

Yes, appearance is mandatory.

When is my payment due by?

All payments must be received on or before the scheduled court date.

What if I pay my ticket the day of court on-line?

The court will be notified of your payment. You will not have to appear in court.

What happens if I don't pay the ticket or appear in court?

Failure to pay the collateral amount due or to appear in court on the date and time scheduled for you will result in the suspension of your driving privileges and/or vehicle registration.

What happens if I don't pay the ticket or appear in court?

If you fail to pay the amount due or to appear in court on the date and time scheduled, the United States District Court may issue a summons ordering you to appear or issue a warrant for your arrest. If you are charged with a motor-vehicle violation, the court may also report your failure to pay or appear to your state's motor-vehicle or driver-licensing agency, which may affect your driving privileges, or your vehicle registration, or both.

I received a notice to appear, but I mailed my payment three weeks ago, did you receive my payment?

Contact the Central Violations Bureau by calling 800-827-2982. Use option 4 to hear an automated recording with the status of your ticket.

I received a ticket, but I have moved. How can I change my address?

Address change requests must be submitted in writing to the Central Violations Bureau. You may send a fax to 210-301-6401, email to info@cvb.uscourts.gov or mail to:

Central Violations Bureau
P.O. Box 780549
San Antonio, TX 78278-0549

Can I take drivers course/traffic school/defensive driving?

Please refer to the MOVING VIOLATIONS section above.

Can I request community service, probation, or deferred prosecution?

Please appear on your scheduled court date for any special requests.

Where can I find directions to the court?

Use the Court Links on this website for all court information.

If I submit correspondence regarding my violation, do I still have to appear in court?

Yes, unless you receive guidance from the court instructing you otherwise.

I received a moving violation (i.e. a speeding ticket.) How many points will be assessed against my driver’s license?

You will have to contact your state's Department of Motor Vehicles or Licensing to determine the point value of the offense. The Central Violations Bureau does not maintain this information.

Where does the money go when I pay a ticket?

Funds collected from the payment of petty offense cases are deposited into the Crime Victims Fund. The Crime Victims Fund was established by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 and is a major funding source for victim services throughout the country. For more information about the Crime Victims Fund and how the funds are disbursed, visit the Office for Victims of Crime website at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/. The $25 processing fee is used to offset court costs.

Will I be charged a fee if my check or electronic payment is returned from my bank for lack of funds?

Yes, there is a $53 fee for payments returned to the court for non-payment. See the District Court Fee Schedule for a detailed list of fees.

How do I obtain a release for my driver license or vehicle's registration?

All releases are processed automatically once a fine is paid in full or the case is dismissed. They are processed in accordance with the policies of the Department of Motor Vehicles of your state and may require several weeks to become effective. There is no additional fee assessed by the Central Violations Bureau to issue a release.

How may I obtain a copy of the complete statement of the charge(s) against me?

You may obtain a copy of the statement by calling 800-827-2982 or submitting a written request to the Central Violations Bureau through email, fax or mail. The request must contain the CVB Location Code, Violation Number, defendant name and contact phone number. Any information missing will delay the request. Please allow 90 days from the date of issuance for the CVB to receive a copy of the ticket from the law enforcement agency.

The email address is:

info@cvb.uscourts.gov

The fax number is:

(210) 301-6401

The mailing address is:

Central Violations Bureau
P.O. Box 780549
San Antonio, TX 78278-0549

How do I get a refund for an over payment?

Defendants must submit a letter of request along with a Refund Form to receive a refund for payments made to the Central Violations Bureau. The request cannot be processed without both a letter of request and form. Click here for a copy of the Refund Form. For information regarding the purpose of the refund form please see the United States Treasury website. Please allow 4-6 weeks for payment processing. In most cases refunds will be issued via electronic funds transfer. The refund will appear as a credit to your checking or savings account.

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