Atlanta Court Information
Atlanta Court serves the city of Atlanta, Georgia, and is a limited jurisdiction trial court. Atlanta municipal court was established by the General Assembly in 1913. However, it was the Charters of the City of Atlanta 1973 and 1996 that outlined the structure and functions of the present Atlanta Municipal Court. Modifications again occurred in July 2005 when the Atlanta Traffic Court was abolished. The administrative functions and operations of the Traffic Court merged with those of the Municipal Court of Atlanta. This step was taken for two reasons, to save on the city’s funds and to make the court system more organized and efficient.
Atlanta Municipal Court: Jurisdiction
The jurisdiction of Atlanta court in Georgia includes violations of traffic rules, city charter violations, city ordinances and such other violations, as outlined by the law of the state.
Preliminary hearings of all cases involving state offenses are taken up by the municipal court of Atlanta. A preliminary hearing is conducted, not to find out whether the charged individual is guilty or innocent, but to determine whether there is enough evidence to suggest a probable cause that indicates that the charged individual should be arrested or detained. If the judge finds the existence of a probable cause, the case is taken up by the State Court or Superior Court for trial.
Atlanta Court: Location, Contact Details and Hours of Operation
Atlanta Municipal Court remains open from 7:30 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The office location of the Atlanta court is:
Municipal Court of Atlanta
150 Garnett Street SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Fax: (404) 658-7363
You can also email your court at email@example.com.
Atlanta Municipal Court: Judges
The total number of Atlanta court judges is 11 including the chief judge. The present Atlanta municipal court judges and their contact details are as follows:
Deborah S. Greene (404) 954-8122
Howard R. Johnson (404) 588-4707
Andrew A. Mickle (404) 588-4709
Clinton E. Deveaux (404) 588-5909
Barbara A. Harris (404) 588-4702
Elaine L. Carlisle (404) 954-6794
Catherine E. Malicki (404) 588-4710
Herman L. Sloan (404) 588-4708
Gary E. Jackson (404) 658-6966
Calvin S. Graves (404) 658-7049
Crystal S. Gaines (404) 954-6763
Atlanta Municipal Court: Services
The judicial services of the Municipal Court of Atlanta are accessible from a number of sources. If you wish to access information about the municipal court or traffic tickets you can visit the http://www.atlantaga.gov/government/courts/onlinefinepay_031208.aspx.
You would find the Standard Traffic Offense Fines at (http://www.atlantaga.gov/client_resources/government/courts/atlanta%20municipal%20court/the%20municipal%20court%20of%20atlanta%20online%20traffic%20fine%20schedule%205-4-09.pdf).
Standard Criminal Offense Fines are available at (http://www.atlantaga.gov/client_resources/government/courts/court%20forms/collateral%20schedule_92206.pdf).
In most cases a pending traffic ticket is payable online. For this you need to check for a particular symbol on the right of the case number. Fill out the form available at https://courtview.atlantaga.gov/pa/EPpa.urd/epmw2000*display. An additional convenience fee of $2.50 is also charged. An appearance in court is necessary if you do not wish to pay online. If you are unable to pay online, you need to come to the court and verify the fine amount and then pay accordingly.
If there is a parking ticket issued to you by the Atlanta court, you can pay it online. For this go to https://step1.caledoncard.com/tickets/atlanta.html. If you know your ticket number you can enter it here and move on to the next step in the payment procedure. Along with the amount charged in the parking ticket, you need to pay a convenience fee of $2.95 for using this online service. However, if you have no idea about the ticket number you can check whether a ticket has been issued for your vehicle by entering your license plate number along with the state name. You can also call (888) 266-1360 for further information.
Individuals who need assistance in matters of the court and court cases can get the help of the ombudsman unit operating under Atlanta municipal court. Call 404-954-6767. An email can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of the ombudsman unit will contact you within a short period of time to offer help.
If you are an attorney or represent a law firm and want information with regard to the municipal court of Atlanta you can call (404) 954-6714.