Municipal Court

Lawrenceville Municipal Court

The Municipal Court of Lawrenceville has jurisdiction over traffic offense and city ordinances that occur within the city limits of Lawrenceville. This court also hears Gwinnett County Animal Control violations and Georgia State Patrol traffic offenses that occur within the city limits of Lawrenceville. If your case is not within the Lawrenceville's city limits, please contact the Gwinnett County Justice and Administration for information regarding your case.

Honorable Dennis T. Still, Chief Judge
Honorable James W. Garner, Judge
 



Court Address & Phone

70 S. Clayton Street
Lower Level, City Hall Building
P.O. Box 2200
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046

Phone: 770.963.3288
Fax: 770.339.2407


Inclement Weather Policy

If Gwinnett County Schools are closed for students then all trials and hearings will be cancelled. If Gwinnett County Schools are delayed for students the courts will resume operation at 10:00 a.m.


NOTICE OF RESCHEDULING FOR THOSE CASES CANCELED WILL BE MAILED AT THE ADDRESS ON THE COURT RECORD (CITATION). IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THE COURT IS UP-TO-DATE WITH YOUR CURRENT INFORMATION. PLEASE CALL 770 963-3288 TO OBTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING THE RESCHEDULING OF YOUR CASE AND TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION.

Payment Information

If you have received a citation within this jurisdiction, you can contact the court office, by calling 770.963.3288, to determine if your citation can be paid without appearing in Court. For more information regarding MANDATORY APPEARANCES please click here. Please allow a minimum of five (5) working days from the date of your citation to allow the court time to receive your citation from the issuing agency. Acceptable forms of payment in person are cash, money orders or certified funds. No checks will be accepted. Online payments may be made by clicking here.

If your case does not require a mandatory court appearance and you would like to pay your citation out of court, please make your money order or cashier's check payable to the Lawrenceville Municipal Court and mail to:

Lawrenceville Municipal Court
P.O. Box 2200
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046

Please make sure your citation number is referenced on the money order or cashier's check and enclose the yellow citation or a copy of it with your payment.

Important! Your payment MUST be received prior to your court appearance date and time. NO PERSONAL OR BUSINESS CHECKS ACCEPTED.


Online Payment

The City of Lawrenceville now accepts payments for citations through nCourt.

To pay your ticket online, please click here.

For further information or questions, please contact nCourt's Customer Service at 1.800.701.8560.

Mandatory Appearances

            Under the age of 17

Please contact the Gwinnett County Juvenile Court at 770.619.6300, or click here to visit the Gwinnett County Courts' website at www.gwinnettcourts.com/#courtsjudges_juvenile.

             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 must appear in court.  In addition, the judge may require a court appearance based on the person's driving and/or criminal record.

To determine if your violation requires a mandatory court appearance, contact the court office at 770.963.3288.


Failure to Appear

If you fail to appear on your court appearance date, a bench warrant can be issued for your arrest.   The Department of Driver Services may be notified and your license suspended.  Failure to appear warrants must be cleared before you can obtain the necessary paperwork to clear your license with the Department of Driver Services.   Click here for information on clearing your license:

Important Information: How to Clear a Failure to Appear Suspension


Failure to appear and probation violation warrants may be cleared through the clerk’s office Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., except during holidays. The clerk’s office is located on the lower level of the Lawrenceville City Hall Building at 70 S. Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046. Probation warrants may also be cleared through your probation officer. If you have an active probation warrant, contact Professional Probation Services at 678-990-5407.

You may contact the clerk’s office at 770 963-3288 to obtain information on how to clear any warrant issued through the Lawrenceville Municipal Court. If you are clearing a warrant through the mail, the only forms of payments accepted are money orders or certified funds. The mailing address is: 
                                                            Lawrenceville Municipal Court 
                                                            P.O. Box 2200
                                                            Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046

The forms of payment for warrants in person are cash, money order, or certified funds.

 


 

How to Clear a Failure to Appear Suspension

The following information is being provided to assist you in clearing your failure to appear suspension.

If a bench warrant has been issued for failure to respond to your citation, the Department of Driver Services may have been notified to suspend your driver's license pursuant to O.C.G.A. 40-5-56 AND/OR 17-6-11.  It is your responsibility to clear your license with the Department of Driver Services.

Clearing the warrant DOES NOT CLEAR YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE.  THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR THE COURT OFFICE CANNOT CLEAR LICENSE SUSPENSIONS.  You will need to obtain from the court office and submit to the Department of Driver Services, a release form DDS 912 to clear your license.  The court office hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Contact the Department of Driver Services for reinstatement information.  Their website is www.dds.ga.gov.


Probation Services

If you have been placed on probation through the Lawrenceville Municipal Court, and you need information regarding your probation, you may contact the Municipal Court directly at 770.963.3288 or contact:

Professional Probation Services, Inc.
225 Scenic Hwy, Suite 100
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
678.990.5407

For a map and directions, please click here.

Note: Probation cases are subject to a monthly service fee of $35.00 pursuant to O.C.G.A. 42-8-100.  A Crime Victims Compensation Program fee of $9.00 per month pursuant to O.C.G.A. 17-15-13 (f).


Department of Driver Services

Department of Driver Services
2206 East View Parkway
P.O. Box 80447
Conyers, Georgia 30013
678.413.8400

Website:  http://www.dds.ga.gov/  

Hours of Operation:  Tuesday through Friday, 7:30a.m. to 6:30p.m. and Saturday, 7:30a.m. to Noon
  
Directions:  From Atlanta travel I-20 East to Exit # 82 Conyers/Monroe; turn left onto Highway 138.  Drive approximately 2 1/2 miles and turn right onto East View Parkway.  DDS is approximately .5 miles on the left.  Follow signs to driver's license parking area.  Regular license issuance, renewals and testing services remain at the individual DDS offices throughout the Atlanta area.

YOU MUST CONTACT THE DDS FOR INFORMATION REGARDING POINTS, SUSPENSIONS AND STATUS OF YOUR LICENSE.

 

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