The City of Marietta Municipal Court is one of over 400 local courts of the Georgia Judicial System. Jurisdiction is limited to misdemeanor offenses of shoplifting of $500 or less; possession of marijuana (less than one ounce) and traffic offenses including DUI. The court adjudicates violations of local ordinances including zoning and parking offenses. Municipal Court also imposes civil penalties for photo-enforced red-light violations and photo-enforced school bus stop arm violations.
Municipal Court has the right and power to conduct non-jury trials, receive guilty pleas and impose sentence in the manner required by law. Sentences handed down by this court are limited to 12 months and a fine of up to $1,000 per offense. However, sentences for multiple charges may run consecutively to one another or consecutively to another case. These sentences may also be served on probation.
The court is comprised of seven divisions which work together to perform the duties of the court. They are: Judges, Prosecutors, Clerk of Court, Probation, Court Services, Court Security and Court Administration.