Kennesaw Municipal Court
Lawyer Kennesaw GA
Kennesaw Municipal hears select misdemeanor charges as well as all traffic citations issued by Kennesaw Police Department. These offenses include misdemeanor shoplifting, possession of Marijuana and driving under the influence.
Kennesaw Municipal Court is located in the same building as city hall.
The address is:
2529 J.O. Stephenson Avenue
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Court is held in Kennesaw every Tuesday beginning at 2:00 PM. However, the courtroom fills up quickly, and many times Judge Taylor will take the bench early around 1:00 PM to take any individuals present and ready to dispose of their case. The doors open to the public at 12:30 PM each Tuesday. Individuals are taken in the order they arrive. Parking is limited at the courthouse – thus it is highly advised to arrive early to ensure you have a place to park.
Court Clerk: Ms. Linda Johnson
Prosecutor: Mr. Randall Bentley
Judge: Honorable Phillip Taylor
Kennesaw Municipal Diversion Program:
If you or a loved one has been charged with a first offense for Misdemeanor shoplifting, underage possession, possession of marijuana or pedestrian under the influence, you may be eligible to participate in the Kennesaw Municipal Diversion Program.
Successful completion of this program will result in a dismissal of your charges and your criminal record being restricted. Your Kennesaw Diversion Attorney will ensure eligible first-offenders are accepted into the program. We will guide you through each step of the program.
Importantly, the court does not require that you wait until the day of your first court date to begin working on the program requirements. At Teague Law, we believe acting proactively with the diversion program will increase your success and clean your record much quicker. It is possible to complete all conditions of the diversion program before your first court appearance and close out
As Kennesaw Municipal convenes every Tuesday for court, your attorney at Teague Law can discuss the facts and circumstances of your case with the prosecutor, Mr. Bentley, before your court date. This will allow you to complete the program requirements before your court date, therefore, allowing you to both enter the program and terminate the program in the same day.
Typically, depending on your eligible diversion charge, you will be required to complete at least 24 hours of community service and pay a program fee. If your offense is alcohol or drug related, you will be required to complete a drug and alcohol evaluation with a court-approved, certified counselor. You will also be required to take random drug and alcohol screens. If all conditions of your drug or alcohol-related diversion offense are completed by your scheduled court date, and you are able to pay the program fee on the day of court, you will only be required to take one drug and alcohol test on the date of court versus random screens over 3-6 months. This will save both time and money having to report to the court and pay for monthly random drug and alcohol screens.
Kennesaw DUI Defense:
If you have been charged with a DUI by a Kennesaw Police Officer, your case will begin in Kennesaw Municipal Court. While you have the opportunity to request a jury trial and transfer your case to Cobb County State Court, there are many reasons why you should consult with your Kennesaw DUI Lawyer before making this decision. Once a case is moved out of Kennesaw Municipal, it cannot be transferred back down.
If you have a charge for driving under the influence pending in the Kennesaw Municipal Court, call Teague Law today for a free consultation. While many people may consider a municipal court less severe than a State or Superior Court, you may be facing jail time or a license suspension in Kennesaw Municipal. Call Teague Law today so we can begin preparing your best defense today. You only have 30 days to take action regarding your driver’s license after a DUI arrest to avoid a license suspension.
Call our experienced Kennesaw Attorneys today.