COURT OPERATIONS DURING COVID-19 RECOVERY
Marietta Municipal Court Judicial Emergency Order 05-26-2020
Judicial Emergency Extension 06-12-2020
Judicial Emergency Extension 07-20-2020
Failure to Appear During Judicial Emergency 06-04-2020
Failure to Appear Extension 06-30-2020
Court sessions will be streamed live on YouTube. Click here access the live-stream. Please note that live-streams are not recorded and will be available only while court is in session.
Attorneys who would like to be placed on call, please fill out the Attorney On-Call Request Form.
Reschedule your court date: Individuals who have a court case scheduled for a court date between June 1, 2020, and July 31, 2020, and would like to receive a continuance, please fill out the COVID-19 Continuance Request form.
Failure to Appear: Pursuant to the Order Declaring Guidelines for Offenses of Marietta City Ordinance 1-12-150B Contempt of Court - Failure to Appear During Judicial Emergency and COVID-19 Recovery issued by the Chief Judge of this court, individuals who failed to appear between June 2, 2020, and July 31, 2020, for court hearings, other than probation matters, will be given a 30-day grace period to allow those individuals to come into compliance. This Order also provides relief (to include dismissal of active warrants) for cases not related to probation which went into Failure to Appear prior to June 2, 2020.
Gradual Expansion of Services During COVID-19 Recovery: Marietta Municipal Court has been closely monitoring developments around the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). As part of our Continuity of Operations Plan, our goal is to limit the impact on visitors and staff. As such, it has been necessary to reschedule most cases. If your case was impacted by the rescheduling of court sessions, a notice has been mailed to the address on file with the court.
Consistent with Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton's "Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency", our court is following the best practices and guidelines developed by the Georgia Council of Municipal Court Judges and that Order for the gradual expansion of services offered by the court to ensure the safety and health of both the court staff and the public during the current pandemic. The following will be implemented by our court:
To maintain a 6-foot seating distance:
|Temperature screening will be conducted and a series of questions will be asked prior to entry into the building. You will be refused entry into the building and issued a new court date if your temperature is 100.4 or higher or if you answer "yes" to any of the following:
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 1 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 7 divisions which work together to perform the duties of the court. They are:
- Clerk of Court
- Court Services
- Court Security
- Court Administration