Do I have to show up in court or can I just pay my fine?

Most citations can be paid prior to the court date, indicated near the bottom of the citation without having to appear in court. Failure to appear in court or failure to pay a fine before the court date will result in a license suspension and/or a warrant being issued for the violator’s arrest.

Failure to Appear - Effective July 1, 2017, per Georgia Senate Bill 176, the Defendant will have 30 days from missed court date to dispose of citation. If a defendant’s citation is not disposed of within 30 days from missed court date, a bench warrant and/or license suspension will be issued. A contempt fee of $100 will be assessed. 

For information concerning mandatory court appearances or the amount of your fine, call 770-719-4277 during normal business hours Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm.

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1. Do I have to show up in court or can I just pay my fine?
2. Where can I pay my traffic citation?
3. What happens if I can't pay my citation before court?
4. The officer kept my driver's license when he gave me the citation. How can I get it back?
5. I want to contest my citation. What do I do?
6. What does my signature on the citation mean? What happens if I refuse to sign?
7. Does Fayetteville Municipal Court allow an offender to take a defensive driving course for fine reduction/no points or ticket dismissal?
8. Are officers required to show you the radar gun or video when they stop you for speeding?
9. What is the dress code for attending court?
10. When is it mandatory to appear in court?
11. How should I prepare for my court appearance?
12. What other courts are in the area?