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.

Clearing Warrants

Failure to appear and probation violation warrants may be cleared through the clerk's office Monday through Friday, 8 am until 5 pm, 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

Probation warrants may also be cleared through your probation officer. If you have an Active Probation Warrant, contact Southeast Corrections at Phone: 404-410-2555 or turn yourself in at the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Detention Center.

You may contact the Clerk's Office at Phone: 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 payment 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
  • Certified funds
  • Debit/credit card (Visa, Master Card, or Discover)

How to Clear a Failure to Appear Suspension

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

Bench Warrant

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. The Department of Driver Services may require a reinstatement fee. You will need to obtain a DDS 912 Suspension Release Form from the court office when you clear your warrant and submit to the DDS 912 to the Department of Driver Services to clear your license suspension.

Court Hours

The court office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am until 5 pm. Contact the Department of Driver Services for Reinstatement Information or visit their website.