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The court date and time are listed on the citation regarding your appearance. This is an Arraignment date. You will be asked to enter a plea at that time. Please be on time for your appointed court date as the judge will give you a lot of valuable information at the opening of the court session.
Yes. You may pay the fine any time up to 24 hours before the court date and avoid having to come to court, as long as the violation is not a Must-appear (mandatory) offense.
To inquire about the fine amount; you may call Court Services (678) 293-1858 or use the online payment link provided douglasvillepay.com.
Please have your driver’s license number and/or your citation available when accessing the online payment system.
Yes, a friend or family member can pay your fine if the offense is payable. You may also use our online payment service to pay your fine - douglasvillepay.com.
“Must appear” offenses are those for which a defendant is required to appear before the Judge in court. The following offenses must appear in court:
ALL City code violations are mandatory appearance in court.
The information listed below is NOT legal advice as you have many rights available to you.• Plea of Guilty: An admission of guilt. Depending on the offense, the plea may also apply points to your driver’s history or have other adverse effects.• Plea of Not Guilty: By pleading not guilty, you may request a bench trial or, if applicable, you may request your case be bound over to Douglas County for a jury trial.• Plea of Nolo Contendere: (Often known as Nolo or No Contest) this plea is only available once every (5) years and is discretionary. This plea requires your
appearance in court.
If you plead not guilty, you will be given the option of having a jury trial in Douglas County State Court or a non-jury by our judge here in Municipal court. Your trial will not be on your arraignment date. You will be given a trial date so all witnesses, including the officer may be subpoenaed to testify during the trial.
Yes, if you are indigent and meet the requirements, the court may appoint an attorney to represent you. The court requires completion of an application and financial statement and will make a decision upon review of these documents. You may ask for an application when you appear for your arraignment and will need to complete it that day at court.
You are allowed one re-set from Court Services. You must come to our office 2083 Fairburn Road, Douglasville, GA. 30135, between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday to sign for a new court date, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Court staff may grant the first continuance without documentation as long as it is not a “Must-appear.”
For cases that require a mandatory appearance:You must appear on your court date to ask for a continuance. In certain circumstances, court staff may issue a continuance for a mandatory appearance upon presentation of one of the following documents:
For cases that do not require a mandatory appearance:
If your case has already been issued a continuance, you must appear in court to request another continuance. In certain circumstances, court staff may issue a second continuance upon presentation of one of the documents listed above.
Before entering the Court Room, you will be required to walk through a metal detector at which time your bags or purse may be searched. If you have weapons such as guns, knives, pepper spray, or tools you will not be granted entry into the courtroom. If you have a Pacemaker do not proceed through the metal detector, please ask for a hand search. Please make sure you have your official government id and/or your driver’s license on your person before entering court.
• All cell phones MUST be turned off or put on vibrate/mute before entering the courtroom
• No food or drinks are allowed• No hats• Sunglasses should be removed• Parents with noisy children or babies may be asked to step outside until their case is called• Proper dress attire is expected- no halter tops. No clothing or ornamentation that promotes illegal substances, displays profanities, advocates, promotes, or suggests illegal activity.
If you fail to appear (FTA) for court and have not paid your fine prior to your court date as indicated on your citation, you will be subjected to serious penalties.
Your privilege to drive (license) may be suspended by the Department of Driver Services (DDS) and the court may issue a warrant for your arrest.
You will need to call the Douglasville Police Records Department at (770)920-3010.
You may pick up a copy of your report at the Police Department, which is also located at 2083 Fairburn road, Douglasville, GA.
Reports are usually completed within 5 business days.
Accident reports are $2.00 and Incident reports are .10 cents a page.