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Changes to Juvenile Court Traffic Summons Due to COVID-19

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COVID-19
August 20, 2020

To minimize the potential risk of exposure to COVID-19, the Juvenile Court of Cobb County and the Cobb County Office of the Solicitor General have established an optional alternative process to address the traffic citation received by your child. The primary goal of developing this option is to reduce the number of citizens physically being in the court at the same time.

If there is going to be an admission to the charges against your child you have access to the following two options:

• You can come to the Juvenile Court prior to your scheduled court hearing, any day Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., to address the charges. You will be asked to consider signing a waiver of legal rights form (copy attached), and if in agreement will be able to pay the monetary fine associated with the specific traffic offense(s).

• You can come to the Juvenile Court on the date listed on your citation. Your case will not be heard in a formal court hearing. You will be asked to consider signing a waiver of legal rights form, and if in agreement will be able to pay the monetary fine associated with the specific traffic offense(s).

If one of the offenses referenced on your citation is Driving Without A License, you have the right to be represented by a court appointed attorney; please contact attorney Mark Bryce at either 770-528-1962 or via e-mail at [email protected]

If there is going to be a denial of the charges against your child, you will need to notify the Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office at 770-528-2220 or the Traffic Court clerk Cynthia Stephens at 770-528-2269, and a trial date will be set. New notice will be mailed out with the new court date for trial.

If there are any questions regarding this process, please contact the Cobb Juvenile Court’s main line at (770)528–2220.