The Desoto District Attorney’s Office has teamed with the Louisiana State Police and Mansfield Police Department to provide additional enforcement in areas of the parish that show high crash or high violation volume. These citations can be identified by a “B” in the box shown to the left. Further information here.
Traffic Diversion Program
The program allows participants to have their citation considered for dismissal by the court date upon compliance with the following requirements:
- Carefully read the driver safety information brochure here.
- Determine proper amount of costs as listed in the table below.
- For online payment go here or pay by phone 844-726-3495.
- If paying by mail, return a signed copy of the Voluntary Request and Acknowledgement Form. Payment may be made by MONEY ORDER or CASHIER’S CHECK made payable to DESOTO DA. NO PERSONAL/COMPANY CHECKS OR CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Payment and form should be mailed to:
P.O. Box 432
Mansfield, LA 71052
You do not have to elect to participate in the diversion program. Should you choose not to participate, you may still contest your citation on your court date or pay the prefixed fine and court cost. Should you fail to comply with the above mentioned stipulations, your driving privileges will be suspended as indicated on your original citation.
Payment of these citations can be made before the court date by using the following schedule:
|Speeding (only up to 20 mph over the speed limit)
Stop sign violation or Failure to Yield
Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle
Following too close
Texting while driving
|Expired Plate or Inspection Sticker
Expired Drivers License
No Driver’s License on Person
Excessive Window tint
No child restraint
|SEAT BELT VIOLATION|
|No Seat belt||$50|
For speeding 20 mph over the limit, along with all other violations not listed above, please call the District Attorney’s Office at (318) 872-2991 to determine amount of fine or eligibility under the traffic diversion program.
DWI’s are not eligible under the traffic diversion program
If you have received a DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSION citation and have obtained a valid driver’s license prior to your court date call (318) 872-2991. All other DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSIONS must appear in court.
If you have any Questions, please contact the Traffic Diversion at (318) 872 – 2991
Our office represents you, the citizens of DeSoto Parish, in the Louisiana justice system. We welcome the opportunity to serve you and contribute to your safety and well-being.