The County Attorney Traffic Safety (CATS) Program is an optional diversion program for traffic citations. CATS participants have the opportunity for the court to dismiss their traffic citations without the citation showing up on their driving record or having points deducted to their driver’s license.
What is the CATS Program?
How do I complete CATS?
To complete the CATS Program, a participant must register, pay the fee, and complete a one-hour online course. After completing the course, the County Attorney’s office will file a motion to ask the court to dismiss the citation.
Am I eligible?
- Eligibility is at the discretion of the Warren County Attorney’s Office. Some eligible offenses may include: Speeding, Disregarding a Stop Sign, Improper Passing, Careless Driving, etc.
- You are not eligible if you already paid for your ticket, signed up for State Traffic School, have a Kentucky Commercial Drivers License (CDL), completed the program within the last year, or received a citation for Speeding 26+ over.
How do I sign up?
- To register for the program, please go to www.catsprogram.com and apply. Your application will be reviewed within 2-4 business days. Once your application is approved, you will receive login information and instructions on how to pay via email.
- If your application is reviewed at least two weeks before your arraignment date (your first court appearance), our office will notify the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office and ask for your court date to be extended so that you may complete the course.
- If you were referred to CATS out of court (by the prosecutor or judge in open court), please register for the program as stated above.
How do I pay for this course?
All payments are processed online through Advent eLearning. You can pay online, over the phone, or by mailing a check, credit card payment, or money order. The course is $172.50 for most offenses. If your citation is for Speeding 20 MPH or more over the speed limit, the course is $202.50. The course is not refundable under any circumstances.
I’m having problems with the course. Can you help?
Advent eLearning administers the CATS program for our office. Please call 1-866-494-8556 for program support.
I did not complete the CATS Program before my due date. What can I do?
- If your court date has not passed, you can request an extension through the CATS program. We will review the extension request and grant it if appropriate.
- If your court date has passed, you will need to reach out to the Judge’s office or the Circuit Court Clerk to determine the status of your ticket and discuss your options.
I don’t think I deserved this ticket. Do I have other options?
The CATS Program is optional. You have the right to plead “not guilty” to the charge(s) against you and all other guaranteed constitutional rights if you choose not to enter the CATS program.
If you have questions about your eligibility, please call 270-782-2760.