When you receive a ticket or citation, you must either appear to court on your court date or pay your fine before your court date. A failure to appear (FTA) is given for failing to do either of the two after you have received a citation from a police officer.
A failure to appear in Georgia will result in the suspension of your driver’s license and a warrant will be issued for your arrest.
Atlanta Traffic Ticket Lawyer Sean Goldstein represents Georgia drivers and helps them to resolve their failure to appear traffic ticket in metro Atlanta.
In Georgia, what happens if I fail to appear in court?
- The court may impose a fine for your failure to appear, and if you have multiple traffic tickets, separate fines could be imposed for each ticket.
- Georgia Regulation 375-3-3-.12 mandates that a person who fails to appear in court for a traffic citation will have their driver’s license suspended.
- The judge will likely issue a warrant for your arrest and you run the risk of being arrested if you are stopped by the police again.
Failure to Appear Law and Statute
§ 40-13-63. Penalty for Failure to Appear
The willful failure of any person to appear in accordance with the written promise contained on the citation and complaint and served upon such person shall constitute an offense which shall be punishable by fine in an amount not to exceed $200.00 or by confinement in jail for a period not to exceed three days.
What Can We Do To Help?
If you have received a traffic citation, contact Atlanta Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer Sean Goldstein today. A failure to appear has major consequences and hiring Goldstein Law Group will ensure that you do not receive a FTA.
Oftentimes, a person has completely forgotten they have a FTA until they are in fact arrested. If you have already received a FTA, you need to try to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. Call Atlanta Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer Sean Goldstein today at (678) 757-5529 to discuss your best course of action or contact us online at Goldstein Law Group.