Municipal Court of Atlanta
Online Case Resolution Center

Atlanta, GA

Frequently Asked Questions

What is online case review?

It is a way to have your case resolved without appearing in court.

What are the benefits of online case review?

The online case review eliminates the hassle of leaving home or work while still allowing the individual the capability to communicate with the Solicitor?s Office prior to resolving their case.

How is it different online than in court?

The process is the same. The prosecutor reviews the case and makes decisions based on the same criteria as if attending court in-person. The individual can communicate with the prosecutor, enter a plea, and be sentenced by the court online.

How does it work?

You must first submit a request online. If eligible, the prosecutor reviews the request and makes a recommendation. to reduce your violation to a lesser charge, recommend a lower fine amount, or dismiss the citation(s) entirely. The individual reviews the recommendation and enters a guilty/nolo contendere plea or requests a trial. The judge reviews the case to accept or reject the plea. You will receive a text or email with the result.

Is there a charge for online case review?

Yes. An initial user fee of ____ is required prior to review.

Will there be points on my license?

Under state law, certain violations require the assessment of points to your license. The number of points applied will depend on the charge. Having points on your license can raise your insurance rates, subject you to driver responsibility fees, or result in a suspension of your license to drive. For more specific information regarding points and the impact to your license, you should always consult with an attorney.

What happens if my request is rejected?

You will have to make an in-person appearance at your previously scheduled court date. You have __ days to admit responsibility and pay the ticket, deny responsibility and request a hearing, or admit responsibility with a written explanation. More information is on the back of your ticket.

How do I know if I am eligible?

It depends on your record and other criteria set by the court and law enforcement. Just enter your ticket information and do a search to find the eligibility criteria. If you are, submit a request. Whether your request is approved is entirely up to the court and the prosecutor.

What does it mean if I am ineligible?

It likely means that the nature of your charge(s) requires a mandatory court appearance. If you are ineligible, we will tell you why.

If my request is approved, will I have to pay a fine?

The sentence recommended by the prosecutor and ultimately enforced by the judge will determine the fine amount. It may consist of several different elements, including, but not limited to a monetary penalty, community service, or the completion of a defensive driving course.

How will I know when a decision has been made?

We will send an email or text as well as update the message on your status page when you come back to the website. Full payment is due within 72 hours.

What if I am unable to pay my fine within the timeframe given?

If your fine is not paid by the date ordered, you maybe subject to penalties under law for failing to abide by the sentence of the Court. This can include an additional fine and/or the possibility of arrest.

Does this take away my right to have an attorney?

No, you may retain an attorney to resolve the case on your behalf via this platform. However, if you would like an attorney, but are unable to afford to hire one, you may appear in court on your scheduled court date, and submit an application for representation through the Office of the Public Defender.