Clayton County Offers Reduction in Traffic Violation Fines
Eligible Charges reduced to $50.00 plus surcharges
JONESBORO— May 11, 2020 — The State Court of Clayton County, in partnership with the Office of the Solicitor-General, Solicitor-General Charles A. Brooks will be reducing traffic fines to $50.00 (plus surcharges) for low-risk maintenance and/or moving violations. The Solicitor-General’s Office will reduce eligible fines starting 05/11/2020. The reduction will be offered to individuals who have pending traffic citations for certain maintenance and/or moving violations.
“The purpose of reducing the fines will allow citizens to handle outstanding charges without physically appearing in court and further hinder the potential spread of Covid-19 and lower the number of people needing to appear in court” said Solicitor-General Brooks.
“A valid driver’s license is vital in many aspects of life. During these current times, we have individuals seeking employment, needing to apply for different types of aid, and applying for apartments, homes, and even loans. Adding this option for as many citizens that are eligible will make restoring their driving records more convenient during these very stressful times. This 2 will also allow operations to continue to flow without increase delay and further backlog,” stated Brooks.
Select traffic charges have been identified for fine reduction and can be paid without seeing a Judge. Anyone interested in taking advantage of the reduced fine can pay his or her ticket online at www.claytoncountyga.gov/government/court-services/clerk-of-state-court/pay-traffic-citations-online. Those who wish to contest their traffic citations will receive notice of their new court date via the United States Postal Service at the address on file with the Clerk of State Court of Clayton County.
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RE: Clayton County Solicitor-General's Office Accessibility Notice
In accord with the orders of The Honorable Justice Harold Melton, Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court and The Honorable Geronda Carter, Chief Judge of the Clayton Judicial Circuit Court, issued on March 14, 2020 and March 13, 2020, respectively. The Office of the Solicitor-General of the State Court of Clayton County will be closed to public access beginning March 16, 2020 thru April 13, 2020. During this period, only essential personnel will be at the office on a limited schedule to address essential court proceedings, public safety and citizen needs.
The main office telephone number is 770.477.3380 and will be answered when personnel is present. However, if you leave a detailed message we will be sure to return your call as soon as possible in the order that the call is received.
Victims/witnesses concerned with the status of their case can reach a victim advocate at 770.473.4269. If no one should answer the phone, please leave a detailed message with your name, the defendant's name, telephone number and case number. If you have an emergency, please call 911 immediately.
If you are a candidate or participant in the pre-trial diversion program and need assistance related to recording community service hours, the deadline for submitting documents is extended to May 13, 2020, unless instructed otherwise by the Pre-Trial Diversion Coordinator, Carl Freeman. Should you need any other assistance related to the program, please email Carl Freeman at email@example.com.
The Clayton County Solicitor-General's Office is here to assist the State Court of Clayton County address essential court proceedings and ready to continue to serve our community where we can. In these unprecedented times and uncharted territory of major public health concern, we beg your patience and cooperation as we navigate thru this together.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Charles A. Brooks
State Court of Clayton County
The Mission of the Solicitor General's Office is to serve and protect the citizens of Clayton County by carrying out our statutory duties in a manner that reflects a commitment to integrity, justice, competence and protection of the public trust bestowed upon us. The Office will protect the public from those who endanger and threaten the security of the community.
Our vision is to enhance the quality of life in our community. To aggressively advocate our cause of justice for all and to be leaders in quality prosecution. We will achieve these goals by working together with others as a team. We will treat people with dignity, respect, honesty and fairness. Our office will provide all people with ethical, competent and professional service.
The Clayton County Solicitor General's Office Victim Witness Assistance Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age in the delivery of services. If you believe you have been the target of discrimination, you have the right to file a civil rights complaint. Information on how to file a civil rights complaint can be found on the Office of Justice Programs website http://www.ojp.gov/about/ocr/complaint.htm