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Municipal Court


Graham McKinnon IV

Municipal Court Procedures

  • After a traffic citation or city ordinance violation citation is issued, you may call to find out the cost of the citation at 706-654-5553 Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please allow 3 business days before inquiring.

  • If a court appearance is not required, the citation can be mailed in or paid at the Braselton Police and Municipal Court facility.

    Contact Information:
    5040 Highway 53
    P. O. Box 306
    Braselton, GA 30517


  • If a court appearance is required, the citation is added to the court calendar for the appropriate date for arraignment.

  • At your scheduled court date, also known as the arraignment, you will be required to enter a plea of Guilty, Not Guilty, or Nolo Contendere.

  • If you plead Guilty, or Nolo Contendere, you will be waving any rights to:

    • A trial by judge or jury

    • A presumption of innocence

    • Confront witnesses

    • Testify and offer evidence

    • A right to counsel

    • The right against self-incrimination

    • If the Judge accepts the Guilty or Nolo Contendere plea, you will be sentenced and case will be disposed of.

    • If you plea Not Guilty, you will be asked to choose either a bench trial (which will be held here at the Municipal Court facility by our Judge, at a future date), or a Trial by Jury (which will be transferred to State Court and the trial will be scheduled for a later date).

    • You have the right to request a pre-trial conference with the prosecutor to discuss charges against you.
      This conference will be held on your court date before the judge takes the bench.

    • If you are to be placed on probation, you will meet with a probation officer before you are excused from court.

    • Failure to appear on your scheduled court date will be subject to either a Bench Warrant being issued or a suspension of your license.

    • The disposition of your case will be transmitted to the appropriate agency, such as the Department of Drivers Services.

    • If by good cause you can not appear for your scheduled court date, a one time continuance can be granted. Please call at least 1 business day before your court date to discuss this.

    No cell phones are allowed in the courtroom. Also, no food or drinks are allowed.

  • Court Officials and Staff 

    Municipal Court Clerk
    Dawn Farris


    Municipal Court Solicitor

    Elizabeth Reisner

    Jennifer White