Our Services

Our mission is to ensure prompt, impartial and consistent adjudication of cases and to maximize the community’s confidence and trust in the court through communication, education, and innovation.

We maintain all original citations for traffic misdemeanors and violations of local ordinances. We also assist with processing payments. Feel free to contact us at 470-809-7400 or email the Court Clerk with questions about citations or scheduled appearances. Please submit all documents, including entry of appearances, motions and demands to the same email address.

Municipalities are authorized to appoint prosecuting attorneys to represent the city’s interest municipal court cases. Prosecuting attorneys must be members in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia and admitted to practice in the appellate courts of Georgia (O.C.G.A. § 15-18-91 et seq.).

Depending on the size of the city’s caseload, prosecutors can be part-time or full-time. Full-time municipal court prosecutors may not engage in the private practice of law, and part-time municipal court prosecutors may not engage in private practice in municipal court nor appear in private practice in any matter in which they have exercised jurisdiction as a prosecutor (O.C.G.A. § 15-18-94).

Although state law does not mandate the appointment of a municipal court prosecutor, it is particularly important that cities have attorneys representing them in criminal cases that carry mandatory jail time, such as driving under the influence, where failure to create a proper record can result in costly appeals and conviction reversals.

City’s Solicitor

Christina Sears serves as solicitor for the City of South Fulton. She can be reached at [email protected].

  1. Traffic Offenses
  2. Other Misdemeanors
  3. Ordinance Violations
  4. Public Defender
  5. Interpreter Services
  6. Paying a Fine

State law authorizes municipal courts to hear violations of state and local traffic laws that occur within the city limits. State traffic offenses are misdemeanors that, in some cases, carry penalties of up to one year in prison and a $1,000 fine (O.C.G.A. § 17-10-3(a)(1)). In these cases, the law enforcement or code enforcement officer who observed and documented the offense is the city’s main witness. In addition to traditional fines, the court has the power to order abatement of a nuisance, provided that the city can prove its case.