Must Appear – Mandatory Appearances

Under the age of 17


Please contact the Gwinnett County Juvenile Court at 770-619-6300, or visit the Gwinnett County Courts' website.

Under the age of 18


All persons under the age of 18 must appear in court for any traffic or criminal violation.

Under the age of 21


All persons under the age of 21 must appear in court for any serious violations under O.C.G.A. 40-5-57.1.


All Persons


All persons charged with serious traffic or criminal offenses, and nuisance violations must appear in court. In addition, the Judge may require a court appearance based on the person's driving and/or criminal record.

Additional Information


To determine if your violation requires a mandatory court appearance, contact the court office at 770-963-3288.