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a. You can pay your citation in person at the Douglasville Municipal Courtb. You can pay your citation via phone by calling 770-920-3010, option 2, and following the directions.c. You can pay your citation online at douglasvillepay.com. You will need your citation number or drivers license number to pay online.
Not all offenses can be paid online.Note there is a service fee charged by a third-party company, Government Window, to cover the cost of this convenient and secure payment service.
Cash, Money Order, Bank Check, or all major Credit Cards.Note there is a service fee charged by a third-party company, Government Window, to cover the cost of this convenient and secure payment service.
You will have to be present in court on your assigned arraignment day to sign the bind over order for State Court.
The bind over order will contain your new court date for State Court.
You will be responsible for keeping Douglas County State Court informed of your address or change thereof.
The same Rules of Evidence apply in a bench trial as a jury trial.
The judge decides both questions of fact and questions of law.
The Burden of Proof is beyond a reasonable doubt to a rational trier of fact
The judge’s decision is appealable to the Douglas County Superior Court within 30 days of the decision.
If you do not have an attorney representing you and you want to proceed by representing yourself, you will have to waive your right to have an attorney represent you and acknowledge that you are proceeding Pro Se (on your own behalf).
Tell the court that you are freely, knowingly, and voluntarily participating in the plea and you understand what you are doing.
Tell the court what happened.
Admit to the court that you are pleading guilty of the charge of pleading nolo contendere because you know that the City could prove the elements of the charge(s) beyond a reasonable doubt to a rational trier of the facts.
a. Death in Familyb. Hospitalizationc. Incarcerationd. Doctor’s Notee. Court date in another courtf. Mandatory test in schoolg. Travel plans for work/school/trip
The court must have proper paperwork received before your assigned court date. You must keep in touch with the court to see if your excuse has been accepted and the court has good information in order to reschedule, or if your excuse was denied. If you have any questions about continuances, please contact Court Services Division at 770-920-3010, option 2.