Marietta Municipal Court
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Marietta Municipal Court
Marietta Municipal Court hears select misdemeanor charges where the arrest has been made by Marietta Police Department including traffic violations. These citations include all minor traffic citations such as speeding or failure to maintain lane up through charges for Driving under the influence, shoplifting (less than $500), minor in possession, Possession of Marijuana and parking and zoning citations issued by Marietta Police Department.
The maximum punishment for any offense heard in Marietta Municipal court up to 12 months in jail and a fine up to $1000.00 plus surcharges (which can almost double the base fine). There are many offenses that can cause license consequences including a suspension. These offenses include but are not limited to - DUI, Hit and Run, Child Endangerment, any offense for which 4 points are assessed for those under the age of 21.
Marietta Municipal Court is located behind the Cobb County State Courthouse. The address is:
240 Lemon Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Court is held in Marietta every Wednesday and Thursday with times rotating between a morning and afternoon session. Individuals that are represented by an attorney are taken first, then those without attorneys are taken in the order they arrive. There is usually only one prosecutor, so arriving late can cause significant delays.
Prosecutor: Robert Donovan
Assistant Prosecutors: Thomas Griner, Latonia Hines and Susan Miller
Chief Judge: Honorable Roger Rozen
Associate Judges: Lawrence Burke, Robert Schnatmeier, Phyllis Collins, Melinda Taylor, Nathan Wade and Steve Yanklin
Marietta Pre-Trial Diversion Program:
The Pre-Trial diversion program in Marietta Municipal Court is designed to give first time offenders and second chance. If the individual successfully completes the program, there charges will be dismissed and restricted from their record.
Marietta Municipal allows for those charged with the following offenses to apply for the program:
Possession of Marijuana
Minor in Possession
Theft by Shoplifting (under $500)
If you have previously been arrested for a DUI, hit and run, racing, leaving the scene of the accident or attempting to elude in addition to any of the above listed offenses, you do not qualify to apply for acceptance into the program.
Generally, the program is approximately 3.5 months and you are required to appear monthly with your pre-trial diversion coordinator. In certain circumstances, the court may allow you to be supervised by your attorney and complete the program prior to your scheduled court date.
Marietta DUI Defense:
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI and your citation was issued by Marietta Police Department, your first court date will be held in Marietta Municipal Court. You will have the opportunity to resolve your case in the municipal court or request a jury trial and transfer your case to the State Court of Cobb County. This is a very important decision and should not be made without consulting with a Marietta DUI Lawyer first. This decision will affect the remainder of the case and the case strategy.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Marietta, you only have 30 days to take action regarding your driving privileges in Georgia. Those charged with a DUI could suffer a license suspension, jail time and hefty fines. The legal system is not designed for self-service – You need a DUI expert in your corner guiding you through your case and your possible defenses. Call Teague Law today for a free consultation.