IMPORTANT NOTE: Persons 20 years of age or younger must appear in court and should not proceed to pay online as this may result in suspension of your driver's license.
To pay your traffic citation over the Web, you MUST read the following:
You have been issued a traffic citation, summons by the Acworth Police Department. Acworth Police Officers ARE NOT authorized TO SET OR ACCEPT Cash Traffic Bonds.
If you are permitted to show your driver's license in Lieu of Bail pursuant to Georgia Code 17-6-11, presentation of the license does not excuse you from appearing in court and answering the charges against you. Your failure to appear as directed shall result in the automatic suspension of your driver's license by the Georgia Department of Driver Services.
The Municipal Court of the City of Acworth has established a Court Services Division to assist the public in disposing of minor traffic violations. Pursuant to the mayor and board of aldermen, a schedule of cash bonds has been established, according to the particular offense charged. When a person cited for a violation pays a cash bond according to the schedule set up by the Acworth Municipal Court, and fails to appear, or chooses not to appear in court on the day and the time set in the original citation, than the failure to appear will be construed as an admission of guilt, and the cash bond may/shall be forfeited without the necessity for the statutory procedure provided for the forfeiture of statutory bail bonds. A judgment of guilty shall be entered accordingly, ordering the case disposed of and settled. The proceeds of the cash bond shall be applied and distributed as any fine imposed by the Acworth Municipal Court would be. This is a voluntary program for the convenience of the public. Everyone charged with a traffic violation is entitled to all the protections of the law, including a trial by jury, to be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, representation by an attorney, and other rights which will be explained by the court on the day set on the citation. If a person posts a cash bond with the court, he/she may still appear on the date and time set on the citation. And may still plead not guilty and request a trial, along with the other options that will be explained by the Court. If a person posting a bond chooses not to appear, he/she shall give up all those rights previously explained above. Further, a record of the posting of a cash bond and failing to appear in the court will be provided by the court to the Georgia Department of Driver's Services. The posting of a bond with the Court, and not appearing for court will in most cases result in the assessment of points against a person's license. If you have any questions about the Court procedure, your rights, or about the status of your license, you should determine the answers to those questions by consulting an attorney or otherwise, before using this process.
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