The Atlanta Municipal Court

Maha Amircani, an Atlanta attorney at Amircani Law outlines the most important information to know if you have a date with the Atlanta Municipal Court.

If you are seeking complete information on the Atlanta Municipal Court in Atlanta, Georgia, you’re in the right place. 

This is a cheat sheet for anyone seeking the most important information about the Court, Atlanta Traffic Court, Atlanta court records, the Atlanta court docket, Atlanta municipal court requests, the public defender’s office, and more.

Court proceedings don’t have to be overwhelming, especially if you have the right type of help.

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Amircani Law specializes in helping residents of Atlanta protect their rights and obtain the best outcome possible when dealing with the Atlanta Municipal Court.

Amircani Law is different than the high-volume, churn-and-burn firms you might see all over television. We are invested in the outcome of every case we take and are known for our responsiveness and dedication to each client.

The Atlanta Municipal Court

The Atlanta Municipal Court handles a large variety of cases that extend from parking disputes and traffic violations to drug offenses and disorderly conduct. All of the cases that they handle fall under city ordinances and state laws. The mission of the Atlanta Municipal Court is to dispense justice, fairness, and equality while also promoting respect in regards to the justice system. If you have been charged with a crime and want to know your legal options before heading down to court, consider a free consultation with a criminal attorney Atlanta who can help you figure out the next best move. 

They offer a wide array of information to anyone that requires it on their website, particularly those who are scheduled to have their case heard but don’t remember the exact time and date. If you’ve received a traffic ticket for a violation, these tickets can be paid within the Atlanta Municipal Court. In the event that you’ve missed the court date that was scheduled for you, they will assist you in identifying how to resolve your case.

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Atlanta Traffic Court at Atlanta Municipal Court

The Atlanta Traffic Court at Atlanta Municipal Court is the portion of the court that focuses on handling any type of traffic ticket case. When a person is provided with a citation by an Atlanta police officer, they will be required to handle it by either pleading guilty or not guilty to the charge. If this person pleads guilty, they will be required to pay the amount that the ticket states, which can be sent to the Atlanta Municipal Court through the mail or in person.

If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, please take a moment to review our personal injury information. If you were involved in a motorcycle accident in Atlanta, we have additional information about that situation as well.

It’s also possible for the person who has received the citation to plead not guilty at court, which means that this person will be required to contest the charge at the Atlanta Municipal Court on the date shown on the traffic ticket. There are two ways in which a person can contest the charge, either in front of a judge or with the prosecutor before being brought into the courtroom. If the charge is more serious in nature, such as a charge of driving under the influence, you will be required to appear in court whether you’re pleading guilty or not guilty.

 

Atlanta Municipal Court Traffic Violation Offenses and Fines

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TRAFFIC OFFENSE DESCRIPTION ATLANTA CODE GEORGIA CODE BASE FINE
ACROBATIC OR FANCY RIDING 150-211 60.00
AFFIXING MATERIALS WHICH REDUCE LIGHT TRANSMISSION 40-8-73 72.00
AUXILIARY LIGHT VIOLATION 40-8-29 72.00
BICYCLE TO BE RIDDEN IN SAME DIRECTION 40-6-294(d) 10.00
BICYCLE TO BE RIDDEN ON RIGHT SIDE OF ROADWAY 40-6-294(b) 102.00
BICYCLE ROUTES, BICYCLE LANES, AND MULTI-USE TRAILS 150-65 120.00
BOTH HANDS ON HANDLEBARS 40-6-311(c) 24.00
BRAKES 150-208 25.00
BROKEN WINSHIELD OR VISOR 40-6-315(b) 132.00
COASTING PROHIBITED 40-6-246 175.00
CROSSING FIRE HOSE 40-6-248 300.00
CROSSING MEDIAN IN DIVIDED HIGHWAY 40-6-50(b) 175.00
CHILD SEAL BELT – NO SURCHARGES 40-8-76 50.00
CENTER LANE VIOLATION 40-6-126 175.00
DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT 40-8-7 25.00
DESIGNATION OF TRAVEL LANE FOR EXCLUSIVE USE/HOV LANE 40-6-54 75.00
DEFECTIVE SHOCK ABSORBERS 40-8-77 25.00
DISCHARGING PASSENGERS ON A CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAY 150-119 200.00
DISREGARDING RAILROAD CROSSING BARRIER 40-6-140(b) 300.00
DRIVING IN THE EMERGENCY LANE 40-6-50 175.00
DRIVER OVERTAKING PASS TO LEFT 40-6-42(1) 175.00
DRIVER OVERTAKIEN-NOT TO INCREASE SPEED 40-6-42(2) 175.00
DRIVING ON SIDEWALK 40-6-40(a) 300.00
DRIVING ON WRONG SIDE OF ROADWAY 40-6-40(a) 175.00
DRIVING OVER CROSSING WHILE TRAIN IS APPROACHING 40-6-140(d) 300.00
DRIVING OVER RAILROAD CROSSING WITHOUT SUFFICIENT SPACE TO CROSS COMPLETELY 40-6-140(e) 300.00
DRIVING THOUGH SAFETY ZONE 40-6-98 175.00
DRIVING WRONG WAY – ONE WAY STREET 40-6-47 175.00
EMERGING FROM ALLEY OR DRIVEWAY 150-206 100.00
ENFORCEMENT OF HANDICAPPED PARKING 150-29 250.00
FAIL TO PULL TO CURB 40-6-203 175.00
FAILURE TO DIM LIGHTS 40-8-31 25.00
FAILURE TO OBEY RAILROAD CROSSING RESTRICTIONS 40-6-140(a) 300.00
FAILURE TO OBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES OR POLICE BY PEDESTRIAN 40-6-90 175.00
FAILURE TO SLOW DOWN AT A RAILROAD CROSSING 40-6-50 (c) 300.00
FAILURE TO STOP FOR STOP SIGN AND YIELD SIGNS 46-6-72(b) 175.00
FAILURE TO STOP FOR STOP SIGN AT RAILROAD CROSSING 40-6-141 300.00
FAILURE TO USE CORRECT SIGNAL 40-6-123(b) 132.00
FAILURE TO USE SIGNAL 40-6-124 132.00
FAILURE TO YIELD AT CROSSING OR INTERSECTION 40-6-70 175.00
FAILURE TO YIELD ENTERING A STREET 40-6-144 175.00
FAILURE TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY AT APPROPRIATE SIGN 40-6-72(c) 175.00
FAILURE TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES 40-6-74(a) 175.00
FAILURE TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES 40-6-74 (b) 175.00
FAILURE TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES 40-6-74 175.00
FAILURE TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY TO PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK 46-6-91(a) 300.00
FAILURE TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY WHILE TURNING LEFT 40-6-71 175.00
FAILURE TO YIELD WHEN ENTERING OR CROSSING ROADWAY 40-6-73 175.00
FOLLOWING AN EMERGENCY VEHICLE OR A FIRE TRUCK 40-6-247 300.00
FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY (*ACCIDENT NOT INVOLVED) 40-6-49(a) 175.00
FUNERALS SHALL HAVE RIGHT OF WAY 40-6-76 175.00
GA MOVE OVER LAW/SPENCER PASS LAW/SANITATION TRUCK 40-6-16.1 175.00
GA MOVE OVER LAW/SPENCER PASS LAW 40-6-16 175.00
GA MOVE OVER LAW/SPENCER PASS LAW 40-6-16(B) 175.00
GA MOVE OVER LAW/SPENCER PASS LAW 40-6-16(C) 175.00
HEADLIGHT AIMING PADS REQUIRED 40-8-22 ( e) 25.00
HEADLIGHT HEIGHT 40-8-22(C) 25.00
HEADLIGHTS ON PARKED VEHICLE MUST BE DIMMED 40-8-28(d) 25.00
HUMAN-POWERED OR ANIMAL-POWERED VEHICLES PROHIBITED ON CONTRO 150-57 175.00
ILLEGAL LANE USE BY TRUCKS WITH MORE THAN 6 WHEELS 40-6-52 300.00
IMPEDING NORMAL FLOW OF TRAFFIC BY DRIVING SIDE BY SIDE 40-6-4O(d) 175.00
IMPEDING THE FREE FLOW OF TRAFFIC 40-6-184 175.00
IMPEDING TRAFFIC FLOW-LEFT LANE VIOLATION (SLOW POKE LAW) 40-6-184 c 175.00
IMPROPER EXHAUST SYSTEM 40-8-71 175.00
IMPROPER BACKING 40-6-240 175.00
IMPROPER CROSSING OF THE GORE IN CONVERGING LANES 40-6-50(A) 132.00
IMPROPER USE OF CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAY NO PICK UP/DELIVERY 40-6-51A1 150.00
IMPROPER EXHAUST SYSTEM 40-8-71 175.00
IMPROPER LANE CHANGE *(NO ACCIDENT INVOLVED)* 40-6-123(a) 175.00
IMPROPER LEFT OR RIGHT TURN 40-6-120 175.00
IMPORPER PASSING ON THE RIGHT 40-6-43(a)1) 175.00
IMPROPER RIGHT TURN 40-6-120 (1) 175.00
IMPROPER PASSING 40-6-42 175.00
IMPROPER PASSING ON LEFT 40-5-42 175.00
IMPROPER PARKING-NOT PARALLEL TO THE CURB 46-6-122 175.00
IMPROPER STARTING OF PARKED VEHICLE 40-6-122 175.00
IMPROPER STOPPING ON ROADWAY 40-6-203 (A) 175.00
IMPROPER U-TURN 40-6-121 175.00
IMPROPER STOPPING WITHOUT APPROPRIATE SIGNAL 40-6-123 c 175.00
IMPROPER WORKING HEADLIGHTS ON VEHICLES 40-8-22 25.00
IMPROPER USE/FAILURE TO USE CARE WITH RADIO OR MOBILE DEVICE 40-6-241 175.00
INSUFFICIENT ROOM IN CONVEY TO PASS ON OPEN ROAD 46-6-201(C) 175.00
LEFT TURN TO BE MADE FROM EXTREME LEFT LANE 40-6-120(2) B 175.00
LEAVING MOTOR VEHICLE UNATTENDED 40-6-201 175.00
LIGHT OR FLAG ON PROJECTION LOAD FOUR FEET 40-8-27 175.00
LIMITATIONS ON TURNING AROUND 150-56 175.00
LITTERING HIGHWAY 40-6-249 175.00
MATERIAL COVERING HEADLIGHT PROHIBITED 40-8-22(d) 25.00
MINIMUM SPEED ON CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAYS 150-52 175.00
MIRROR REQUIRED IF VISION OBSTRUCTED 40-8-72 25.00
MOTOR TRUCKS OR TRAILERS PROHIBITED ON CERTAIN AREAS DURING DESIGNATED HOURS 150-62 500.00
MOTORCYCLE CANNOT HAVE MORE THAN (2) HEADLIGHTS 40-8-22 (b) 25.00
MOTORCYCLE CANNOT PASS IN SAME LANE AS ANOTHER VEHICLE 40-6-312 (B) 175.00
MOTORCYCLE CLINGING TO OTHER VEHICLES 40-6-313 175.00
MULTIPLE LEFT TURN LANES REQUIRE DRIVERS TO MAINTAIN LANE THROUGHT THE TURN 40-6-120(2) C 175.00
MOTORCYCLE HEADLIGHTS AND TAILLIGHTS ON 40-6-312 (E) 25.00
NO BRAKE LIGHTS OR WORKING TURN SIGNALS 40-8-26 25.00
NO BRAKES 40-8-50 25.00
NO HELMET 40-6-315 (A) 25.00
NO HORN/OR IMPROPER USE 40-8-70 (A) 175.00
NO MORE THAN TWO BICYCLES ABREAST 40-6-294 (b) 175.00
NO MORE THAN TWO BICYCLES RIDDEN ABREAST 40-6-294(C) 175.00
NO MORE THAT TWO MOTORCYCLES ABREAST IN TRAFFIC LANE 40-6-312(D) 175.00
NO PERSON OR BYCL,. SKATES OR WAGON WILL CLING TO ANY VEHICLE ON ROADWA 40-6-293 175.00
NO RIDING ON HANDLEBARS 40-6-292 (A) 175.00
NOISE VIOLATION (LOUD MUSIC FROM VEHICLE) 40-6-14 175.00
OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES 40-6-20 175.00
OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES (BICYCLES) 150-204 175.00
OBSTRUCTING AN INTERSECTION 40-5-205 175.00
OBSTRUCTING TRAFFIC 150-266 175.00
OPEN CONTAINER VIOLATION 40-6-253 175.00
OPENING VEHICLE DOOR AND INTERFERING WITH TRAFFIC 40-6-243 175.00
OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE WEARING HEADPHONES 40-6-250 175.00
OPERATING MOTORCYCLE BETWEEN LANES OF TRAFFIC 40-6-312 (C) 175.00
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS FOR OFF-ROAD VEHICLES 40-7-4 175.00
OPERATING VEHICLE WITH ALTERED SUSPENSION 40-8-6 175.00
OPERATOR AND PASSENGER MUST WEAR SHOES ON MOTORCYCLE 40-6-311(E) 175.00
OPERATOR OF MOPED MUST HAVE HELMET 40-6-352 175.00
OTHER VEHICLE MUST GIVE MOTORCYCLE FULL LANE 40-6-312 (A) 175.00
PARK VEHICLE WHERE SIGNS PROHIBIT 40-6-3149a) 175.00
PASSENGER MUST HAVE MOTORCYCLE FOOTRESTS 40-6-314(A) 25.00
PASSENGER MUST NOT INTERFERE WITH CONTROL OR VIEW OF OPERATOR 40-6-311(D) 175.00
PASSENGERS ENTERING OR LEAVING VEHICLE 150-291 175.00
PASSING IN A NO PASSING ZONE 40-6-46(B) 175.00
PASSING ON SHOULDER OF ROAD 40-6-43(B) 175.00
PASSING STOPPED VEHICLE YIELDING TO PEDESTRIAN 40-6-91(D) 175.00
PASSING WITHIN 100 FEET OF INTERSECTION OR RAILROAD CROSSING 40-6-45(a)2 175.00
PASSING WITHIN 200 FEET OF ONCOMING TRAFFIC 40-6-44 175.00
PEDESTRIAN CROSSING AT INTERESTION DIAGONALLY 40-6-92(d) 175.00
PEDESTRIAN CROSSING ELSEWHERE THAN CROSSWALK 40-6-92( c) 175.00
PEDESTRIAN CROSSING NOT AT A CROSSWALK/JAYWALKING 40-6-92 175.00
PEDESTRIAN TO YEILD ROADWAY IF NOT CROSSING AT PEDESTRIAN TUNNEL 40-6-92 (b) 175.00
PEDESTRIAN TO YEILD WHILE CROSSING WALKWAY 40-6-92 (a) 175.00
PEDESTRIAN DARTING OUT IN TRAFFIC 40-6-91 (b) 50.00
PEDESTRIAN MUST WALK ON SIDEWALK, IF PROVIDED 40-6-96 50.00
PEDESTRIAN SOLICITING A RIDE 40-6-97 175.00
PEDESTRIAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE 40-6-95 175.00
PERSON RIDING ANIMALS OR DRIVING ANIMAL-DRAWN VEHICLE MUST OBEY TRAFFIC L40-1-3 175.00
REQUIREMENT FOR BICYCLE LIGHTS 40-6-296 25.00
RESTRICTED PARKING 40-6-203(a) 35.00
RESTRICTIONS FOR RIDING IN BACK OF PICKUP ON INTERSTATE 40-8-79 175.00
RESTRICTIONS FOR TRUCKS, BUSES 150-97 500.00
RIDING IN HOUSE TRAILER 40-6-244 175.00
RIDING ON SIDEWALK 150-210 60.00
RULES FOR S,S,P VEHCILES OUTSIDE BUSINESS/RESIDENAL DISTRICT 40-6-202 175.00
SAFETY BELT VIOLATIONS (ADULTS) NO SURCHARGES 40-8-76.1 15.00
SAFETY CHAIN TOWING 40-6-254 300.00
SIGNALS REQUIRED IN CHANGING LANES 40-6-123 175.00
SLOW MOVING VEHICLES MUST HAVE TRIANGULAR WARNING DEVICE ON REAR 40-8-4 175.00
SLOWER DRIVER MUST STAY IN RIGHT LANE 46-6-40(b) 175.00
SPEED 150-205 60.00
SPEED LESS THAN THEN THE MINIMUM MOVING VIOLATION 40-6-184(a) 175.00
SPEEDING 6 TO 10 MPH OVER * FIRST OFFENSE ONLY 40-6-181( b) 25.00
SPEEDING 11 TO 14 MPH OVER * FIRST OFFENSE ONLY 40-6-181(c) 100.00
SPEEDING 15 TO 18 MPH OVER * FIRST OFFENSE ONLY 40-6-181(d) 125.00
SPEEDING 19 TO 23 MPH OVER * FIRST OFFENSE ONLY 40-6-181(e) 150.00
SPEEDING 24 TO 29 MPH OVER * FIRST OFFENSE ONLY 40-6-181 (f) 300.00 30.00
S, S, P VEHICLE IN MEDIAN OF DIVIDED HIGHWAY 40-6-203(a) 175.00 17.50
S, S, P VEHICLE ON CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAY 40-6-203 A 1G 175.00 17.50
S, S, P VEHICLE ON BRIDGES OR IN TUNNEL 40-6-203A1G 175.00 17.50
S, S, P VEHICLE ON RAILRAOD TRACKS 40-6-203 A 1 H 175.00 17.50
S, S, P VEHICLE PROHIBITED NEAR STREET EXCAVATION 40-6-203A1E 175.00 17.50
S, S, P VEHICLE TOO CLOSE TO A SAFTEY ZONE 40-6-203 A1E 175.00 17.50
S, S, P VEHICLE WHERE SIGN PROHIBIT 40-6-203A1K 175.00 17.50
S, S, P VEHICLE WITHIN AN INTERESCTION 40-6-203A1C 175.00 17.50
S, S, P VEHICLE BLOCKING PUBLIC/PRIVATE DRIVEWAY 40-6-203A2A 175.00 17.50
STAND OR PARK VEHICLE WHERE SIGNS PROHIBIT 40-6-203A2F 175.00 17.50
STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING PROHIBITED 40-6-203(a) 175.00 17.50
TAG LIGHT REQUIRED 40-8-23(d) 25.00 2.50
TAILLIGHT REQUIREMENT 40-8-23 72.00 7.20
TEXTING WHILE DRIVING – NO SURCHARGES 40-6-241.2 B 150.00
TIRE REQUIREMENTS 40-8-74 175.00 17.50
TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS 40-6-180 175.00 17.50
TRAFFIC LAWS APPLICABLE TO MOTORCYCLES 40-6-310 175.00 17.50
TRAFFIC LAWS APPLY TO BICYCLES ON ROADWAY 40-6-291 175.00 17.50
TRUCKS USING LEFT LANE OF MULTILANE HIGHWAY(3+LANES) 40-6-52 B 300.00 30.00
TRUCKS USING LEFT LANE OF MULTILANE HIGHWAY(2+LANES) 40-6-52 C 300.00 30.00
TWO-WAY LEFT TURN LANES 175.00 17.50
UNLAWFUL RIDING 175.00 17.50
USE OF COASTERS, ROLLER SKATES AND SIMILAR DEVICES 60.00 6.00
VEHICLE LEAVING STREET OR ROADWAY 175.00 17.50
VIOLATION OF D.O.T RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAYS 40-6-51 150.00 15.00
VIOLATION OF HANDICAP PARKING 40-6-226(a) 250.00 25.00
VIOLATION OF HOV MULTI-LANE USE 40-6-54 75.00 7.50
VISIBILITY (GLAZED MATERIAL) VIOLATION 40-8-73.1 175.00 17.50
WALKING UPON CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAY 175.00 17.50
WEAVING OVER ROADWAY/FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE 40-6-48 175.00 17.50
WHEN LIGHTED HEADLIGHTS AND OTHER LIGHTS REQUIRED 40-8-20 25.00 2.50

Atlanta has been referred to as a transient city with many of its residents not being originally from Georgia. If you find yourself returning home for vacation and receive a traffic citation, it’s advisable to speak with an attorney from that area. Working with someone who possesses extensive knowledge of the city’s municipal court will pay dividends in your case. Choosing a lawyer is a personal decision and should be made without the influence of advertisements, but we are happy to share information on attorneys from different locales with experience defending clients in municipal court.

Edward Petkevis, Esq. – Florence Traffic Ticket Lawyer (Florence Township, New Jersey).

Do you have an outstanding traffic court issue at the Atlanta Municipal Court? Are you worried about heavy fines or additional penalties? Speak with an attorney about your options.

Atlanta Court Records at Atlanta Municipal Court

The Atlanta court records from the Atlanta Municipal Court are official documents that detail every single thing that was said and done at a trial so that the records can be referenced if ever necessary. When you visit the Find My Case section of the website, which can be reached from a tab of the same name at the top of the Atlanta Municipal Court home page, you will be presented with a wide range of resources that may prove useful.

Also helpful: What to do When Arrested in Atlanta

From this page, you can do a quick search to find information about your specific traffic, electronic, or criminal citation. Towards the bottom of the page, you will be provided with a detailed look at how to read each type of ticket. From here, you will also be able to obtain information on how to dispute the citation and how to pay the citation.

Atlanta Municipal Court Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions

Chapter 106, Atlanta City Code

SectionDescriptionCash Bond Collateral RateWith SurchargesArticle
106-1Loitering around railroad tracks or shops: swinging on to trains.$100.00$153Article I. General
106-2Solicitation of defense of prisoners or legal business.NoneNoneArticle I. General
106-3Gathering near detention facility, jail or courthouse; furnishing items to incarcerated persons.NoneNoneArticle I. General
106-4Impersonating or wearing uniform of police officer.NoneNoneArticle I. General
106-5Furnishing identification containing reference to age.NoneNoneArticle I. General
106-6Registering under assumed name.NoneNoneArticle I. General
106-7Passenger stations.$100.00$153.00Article I. General
106-10Distribution of free tobacco products in public places prohibited.$150.00$228.00Article I. General
106-11Use of drinking water prohibited.$500.00$753.00Article I. General
106-12Urban Camping and improper use of public places.$150.00$228.00Article I. General
106-51Theft by shoplifting.NoneNoneArticle II. Offenses Against Property Rights
106-52Evading payment of fare for transportation service.$150.00$228.00Article II. Offenses Against Property Rights
106-53Destruction of propertyNoneNoneArticle II. Offenses Against Property Rights
106-54Defacing buildings.NoneNoneArticle II. Offenses Against Property Rights
106-55injuring or interfering with public service property.NoneNoneArticle II. Offenses Against Property Rights
106-58Transportation passes and nontransferable tickets.$150.00$228.00Article II. Offenses Against Property Rights
106-59Resale of entertainment tickets restricted.$1,000.00$1,453.00Article II. Offenses Against Property Rights
106-81 (1)                 Acts in a violent or Tumultuous manner toward another. (Person)NoneNoneArticle III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-81 (2)                 Acts in a violent or tumultuous manner toward another. (Person's Property)NoneNoneArticle III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-81 (3)                 Cause, provoke or engage in fight, etc.$300.00$453.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-81 (4)                 Assembles or congregates for gaming purposes.$500.00$753.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-81 (5)                 Be in or about place to engage in fraudulent scheme, trick or device.$500.00$753.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-81 (6)                 Be in or about place to engage in gaming, purchase, use, possession or consumption of illegal drugs, narcotics, or alcoholic, beverages.$500.00$753.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-81 (7)                 Uses fighting words$100.00$153.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-81 (8)                 Physically obstructs lawful occupation of another$500.00$753.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-81 (9)                 Congregates with others so as to block public way.$100.00$153.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-81 (10) Blocks public way.$100.00$153.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-81 (11)                 Disruptive actions (house of worship, hospital, surgi­center, or home for elderly).$500.00$753.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-81 (12)                 Throws bottle, paper, cans, glass, sticks, stones, missiles or any other debris on public property.$300.00$453.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-83unauthorized persons not to remain in school buildings when requested to leave$500.00$753.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-84Creating a disturbance at schools.$500.00$753.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-85Begging and soliciting alms by accosting or forcing oneself upon the company of another.$250.00$378.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-86License to make music on streets; making such for purpose of begging.$100.00$153.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-87Treasure hunts.$100.00$153.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-88Moving household goods at night or on Sunday.$100.00$153.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-89Residential picketing.$500.00$753.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-90False representations to, police or any city department.$500.00$753.00Article III. Offenses Against Public Order
106-127Solicitation for an illicit sexual act.NoneNoneArticle IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-128Criminal impersonation.NoneNoneArticle IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-129Indecency.$1,000.00$1,453.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-130Defecating or urinating on public property or in areas.$250.00$378.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-131Spitting.$50.00$78.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-132Hazing.$500,00$753.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-151Playing or betting at game of chance in public place.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-152Maintenance of place for betting on races.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-153Pinball and other coinoperated machines.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-154Use of wheel or other device.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-155Turf exchanges and pool selling.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-156Buying or selling pools or making or taking books on races horse$200.00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-157Giving or taking money to bet on horse races.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-158Bookmaking, poor semng, loitering to give or revise racing news, to bet$200.00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-159Operation of tickers.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-160Conducting numbers game.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-161Possession of tickets of numbers game.$200,00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-162Purchase or possession of lottery tickets.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-163Seizure of properties used in connection with lottery or gambling house.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-164Vehicles used in connection with lottery or gambling house.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-181Model glue.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-182Possession of one ounce or less of marijuana.NoneNoneArticle IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-183Aftershave lotion.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-184spray paint.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Offenses Against Public Morals
106-227Curfew Violation (Child)$Copy OnlyNoneArticle V. Offense By and Against Minors
106-228Curfew Violation (parent)$Copy OnlyNoneArticle V. Offense By and Against Minors
106-301Discharging firearms.$500.00$753 00Article VI. Weapon Control
106-302Discharging firearms.$1,000.00$1,453.00Article VI. Weapon Control
106-303Firing of cannons, artillery.$100.00$153 00Article VI. Weapon Control
106-304Air guns, slingshots, similar weapons,$100.00$153.00Article VI. Weapon Control
106-305Sale or display in show windows visible from streets.$100.00$153.00Article VI. Weapon Control
106-306Knives, razors, similar weapons,$300.00$453.00Article VI. Weapon Control
106-307City employees prohibited from carrying weapons.$500.00$753.00Article VI. Weapon Control

Atlanta Municipal Court Offenses Relating to Alcoholic Beverages

Chapter 10, Atlanta City Code

SectionDescriptionCash Bond Collateral Rate.With SurchargesArticle
10-7Alcohol consumption near package stores$75.00$115.50Article I. General
10-8Drinking in public$75.00$115.50Article I. General
10-9DISORDERLY WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE:Article I. General
(1)                 Acts in reckless manner.$200.00$303.00Article I. General
(2)                 Defecates or panhandles.$250.00$378.00Article I. General
(3)                 Uses fighting words or panhandles.$250.00$378.00Article I. General
(4)                 Acts in a violent or tumultuous manner toward another.NoneNoneArticle I. General
(5)                 Obstructs, blocks or impedes sidewalk, etc$100.00$153.00Article I. General
(6)                 Acts in boisterous, urbulent, agitated manner, or uses profane, vulgar, loud or unbecoming language.$100.00$153.00Article I. General
10-10Furnishing to, purchasing of, or possession by persons under 21 yearsNoneNoneArticle I. General

Atlanta Municipal Court Offenses Relating to Animals

Chapter 18, Atlanta City Code

SectionDescriptionCash Bond Collateral Rate.With SurchargesArticle
18-62Rabies control. (Fulton County Health Code)$70.00$108.00Article III. Dogs

Atlanta Municipal Court Offenses Relating to Environment

Chapter 74, Atlanta City Code

SectionDescriptionCash Bond Collateral RateWith SurchargesArticle
74-133Excessive noise.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Noise Control
74-134Specific prohibitions.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Noise Control
74-133Excessive noise.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Noise Control
74-134Specific prohibitions.$200.00$303.00Article IV. Noise Control

Atlanta Municipal Court Offenses Relating to Parks and Recreation

Chapter 110, Atlanta City Code

SectionDescriptionCash Bond Collateral RateWith SurchargesArticle
110-59Prohibited Conduct.$125.00$190.50Article III. Park Rules
110-60Use of public parks at night.$125.00$190.50Article III. Park Rules
110-62Sale of goods, articles or services.$125.00$190.50Article III. Park Rules
110-64Sale of articles at community prices.$125.00$190.50Article III. Park Rules
110-65Boating and swimming$125.00$190.50Article III. Park Rules
110-88Weapons$500.00$753,00Article III. Park Rules
110-67Hunting and Fishing.$125,00$190.50Article III. Park Rules
110-69Protection of plants and animals.$125.00$190.50Article III. Park Rules
110-70Pets.$125.00$190.50Article III. Park Rules
110-70.1Dogs permitted in certain areas of Grant Park.$125.00$190.50Article III. Park Rules
110-71Horseback riding and similar activities.$125.00$190.50Article III. Park Rules
110-72Model airplane flying.$125.00$190.50Article III. Park Rules
110-73Copying cyclorama.$125.00$190.50Article III. Park Rules
110-74Helicopters.$125.00$190.50Article III. Park Rules
110-75prohibited conduct in Piedmont Parkduring arts festival.$125.00$190.50Article III. Park Rules
110-76Prohibited conduct in Piedmont Park During dogwood festival$125.00$190.50Article III. Park Rules
110-77Posting of bills and notices.$125.00$190.50Article III. Park Rules

Atlanta Municipal Court Offenses Relating to Solid Waste

Chapter 130, Atlanta City Code

SectionDescriptionCash Bond Collateral RateWith SurchargesArticle
130-4Throwing trash upon streets, sidewalks or public places.$300.00$453.00Article I. General
130-5Throwing trash and litter upon private property.$300.00$453.00Article I. General

Atlanta Municipal Court Offenses Related to Vehicles for Hire

Chapter 162, Atlanta City Code

SectionDescriptionCash Bond Collateral RateWith SurchargesArticle
162-56Requirements.$1,000.00$1,453.00Article II.

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Atlanta Municipal Court Docket

The Atlanta Municipal Court docket is a record of each specific court case and the proceedings within these cases. These court dockets are freely available to the public online through the Atlanta Municipal Court website. These dockets will contain such information as which attorneys were involved in the case, the names of all involved parties, which judge heard the case, and what occurred during the case. When you want to find a docket from a case that was held at the Atlanta Municipal Court, visit the homepage of the website and select the “More” tab at the top of the page before clicking on the “Defendant Court Calendar” tab that’s provided in a drop-down list. You can then click on a date to find a certain docket.

Atlanta Municipal Court Defendant's Court Calendar

Via the Atlanta Municipal Court Website

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Atlanta Municipal Court Requests

One of the primary resources offered by the Atlanta Municipal Court when visiting their website is a page dedicated entirely towards requests that a person can make directly to the court. There are ten different Atlanta Municipal Court requests that can be made.

You can “Reset a Court Date” before the original date passes as well as “Enter Plea in Absentia”, which is a document that you can fill out to enter a guilty or not guilty plea if you can’t make it to court. The “Court Disposition request” allows you to obtain your case ruling in writing, while the “Missed Court But Live Out of Town” request provides you with the means of rescheduling a missed court date.

If you’ve received a citation before 2002, you can submit a “Clearance Letter” request to have this citation removed from your record.

The “Reasonable Accommodations” request is available for people with a mental or physical impairment, while an “Attorney Request For Entry of Appearance” can be made when you need an attorney to complete a notice for legal representation.

The “Expunge Arrest” request allows you to request the removal of a charge from your record, while the “Request Specific Court Documents” form can be downloaded and sent in to request a large variety of court documents when necessary.

Finally, the “Authorization to Drive With Restrictions” form allows you to request permission to drive with certain restrictions if your license is currently suspended.

Atlanta Municipal Court Information

The following Atlanta Municipal Court information should assist you in knowing when the court is open and where they are located.

The Atlanta Municipal Court can be found at:

150 Garnett Street SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00AM-5:30PM.

The Atlanta Municipal Court is closed for a number of holidays each year, include New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. There are several parking decks located in the immediate vicinity surrounding the court.

If you have any questions, you can reach the court at (404) 954-7914. To make payments, contact the court at (404) 658-6940.

The full list of Atlanta Municipal Court judges is as follows:

  • Honorable Calvin S. Graves
  • Honorable Gary E. Jackson
  • Honorable Crystal A. Gaines
  • Honorable Herman L. Sloan
  • Honorable Christopher E. Ward
  • Honorable Terrinee L. Gundy
  • Honorable Leigh M. DuPre
  • Honorable JaDawnya C. Baker
  • Honorable Christopher T. Portis
  • Honorable Ardra L. Bey

Atlanta Municipal Court Public Defender

An Atlanta Municipal Court public defender is an attorney that’s appointed directly by the courts to advise and represent anyone who cannot afford to hire an attorney themselves, as every citizen within the United States has a right to legal representation when charged with a crime. At the Atlanta Municipal Court, a public defender can be provided for many different types of cases, which are detailed on the court website.

The Municipal Court’s Public Defender’s Office has the responsibility to represent defendants who have been accused of violating any of the city ordinances throughout Atlanta.

  • “General City Ordinance Violations” involve any violation wherein the penalty is up to six months in jail and/or $1,000 fine. The types of cases handled by the public defender when it comes to these types of violations include various weapons offenses, housing code violations, drug offenses, and animal control issues.
  • Domestic Violence” cases are defined by a domestic dispute between family members or people who live in the same house.
  • “Housing Code Violations” can include anything from dumping trash in the wrong place to not maintaining sanitary living conditions.
  • “Quality of Life” crimes involve any violations wherein a person caused negative effects on a community, such as prostitution, panhandling, disorderly conduct, and similar crimes.
  • “Probation” cases involve any situation wherein the defendant is being charged with not complying with the rules set forth in their probation.
  • “DUI Defense” case extends to any situation where a person is being charged with driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol.
  • “Traffic Cases” involve the violation of any traffic law in the state of Georgia.
  • “Appeals” cases occur when someone who has been found guilty of a crime by the Atlanta Municipal Court wishes to appeal their case to attempt to obtain a better verdict.

All of the aforementioned cases can be represented by the public defenders of the Atlanta Municipal Court. Public defenders are an amazing public service and we are all in their debt. The sad fact is that public defenders are overworked and their caseload is far beyond what is practical for a working attorney to manage. If you are seeking a quick, and more enhanced defense, consider hiring a private attorney like Maha Amircani at Amircani Law

Atlanta Municipal Court Bond Procedures

Atlanta Municipal Court Cash Bond Refund Procedures

When a Defendant’s case is satisfied in court and the Defendant is released on a cash bond, the court processes the cash bond refunds within a few days. The voucher is processed by the Bond Division at the Municipal Court, then forwarded and processed by the Accounts Payable Division of the City of Atlanta and mailed within approximately three (3) weeks. The checks are processed and mailed payable to the Surety on the bond at the stated address at the time the bond was posted. Any address changes must be completed in person by the Surety at the Municipal Court located at 150 Garnett Street S.W. Atlanta, GA 30303. A photo ID is required. If you have not received your cash bond refund within 30 days, please contact the Bond Division at (404)658-6915.

In the event your case has been bound over to a higher court, the cash bond funds are sent with the case to that court. You will have to contact the higher court division for any refunds or request an address change.

Atlanta Municipal Court Fines Paid with Cash Bond Funds

A cash bond may be used to pay a fine imposed by the court with the bond Surety’s approval.

  1. This can be authorized by the Surety appearing with the Defendant to the Bond Division on the main floor of the Municipal Court. Valid photo IDs must be presented. This can be completed prior to the court date with the bond Surety authorizing the fines to be paid from the cash bond.
  2. A power of attorney can be used along with a copy of a photo ID filed with the court to allow the fines to be paid without the Surety’s appearance. Any remaining funds will be mailed to the Surety.

Failure to Appear/ Bond Forfeiture

If you missed your court date for either a criminal or traffic citation, you are in Failure to Appear (FTA) status. If you are also out on a bond release, you must first contact the bond company with whom you were released in order for them to process a letter to the court with regards to whether they are willing to remain listed on your bond.

In the event of a missed court appearance on a cash bond release, the bond is forfeited at the end of the missed court session. These funds are collected by the court, and the case will remain in Failure to Appear (FTA) status.

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