WHAT CHARGES REQUIRE ME TO COME TO COURT?

If you are charged with any offense listed below, you must appear in court on the court date listed on your citation. Other citations may also require a court appearance.

For most state law violations, the maximum sentence is 12 months in jail or on probation and a maximum fine of $1,000.

For local county ordinance violations, the maximum sentence is six months in jail or on probation and a maximum fine of $1,000.

All fines are subject to surcharges or add-ons as required or authorized by law.

CHARGE/ VIOLATION DESCRIPTION

CODE CITATION

Aggressive Driving

OCGA §40-6-397

Animal Control Violations

ACC §4-1-1, et. seq.

Curfew Violation (2nd and Subsequent Violations)

ACC §3-16-3 and ACC §3-16-4

Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

OCGA §40-5-121

Driving While Uninsured/ Driving without Insurance

OCGA §40-6-10

Driving While Unlicensed/ Driving without a License

OCGA §40-5-20

Driving Under the Influence

OCGA §40-6-391

Speeding in a Designated Highway Work Zone

OCGA §40-6-188

Fake/ False Identification

OCGA §3-3-23

Fleeing and Attempting to Elude

OCGA §40-6-395

Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor

ACC §6-3-5(1) and

OCGA §3-3-23.1(a)

Hit and Run/ Leaving the Scene of an Accident

OCGA §40-6-270

Illegal Discharge of a Firearm

ACC §3-5-5

Illegal Dumping

ACC §5-2-14

Leaving the Scene of an Accident/ Hit and Run

OCGA §40-6-270

Limited Permit Violation

OCGA §40-5-64

Panhandling

ACC §3-15-1

Passing a Stopped School Bus

OCGA §40-6-163

Passing on a Hill or Curve

OCGA §40-6-45

Possession of Marijuana (One Ounce or Less)

OCGA §16-13-2 and OCGA §16-13-30

Racing

OCGA §40-6-186

Reckless Driving

OCGA §40-6-390

Soliciting in the Roadway

OCGA §40-6-97

Speeding 24 Miles per Hour or More over the Speed Limit

OCGA §40-6-181

Speeding in a Designated Highway Work Zone

OCGA §40-6-188

Theft by Shoplifting

OCGA §16-8-14

Underage Possession of Alcohol

OCGA §3-3-23 and OCGA §3-3-23.1

Unlawful Use of License

OCGA §40-5-120 and

OCGA §40-5-125