Traffic

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Effective July 1, 2022 the Probate Court will no longer handle traffic citations. If you have a citation for Probate Court or you have an open case in Probate Court for a traffic citation that was not disposed of by June 30, 2022, your case will be handled in the Paulding County State Court.


Paulding County Probate Court processes and disposes of misdemeanor traffic citations for Paulding County.  If you received a ticket from the police in the city limits of Hiram or the city limits of Dallas your citation will be handled in those city municipal courts.  Check your citation and make sure it is for Paulding County Probate Court.

IF YOUR CITATION QUALIFIES AND YOU WISH TO PAY YOUR CITATION, YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY IN PERSON BY FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2022. YOU CAN PAY VIA CASH, MONEY ORDER, CASHIER’S CHECK, VISA OR MASTERCARD (4 1/2 % FEE APPLIES) AT PAULDING COUNTY PROBATE COURT, 280 CONSTITUTION BOULEVARD, ROOM 2009, DALLAS, GA 30132.  

CONTACT THIS OFFICE AT 770-443-7541 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

 

Do I need a lawyer?

Anytime that you are cited with a traffic violation you have the right to have an attorney represent you. It is recommended that you consult with an attorney about your citation(s) and your rights.  Some traffic citations can result in the suspension of your driver’s license.  It is strongly recommended that you speak with or retain an attorney if your driver’s license is in peril of being suspended.  Some people dispose of their traffic citation without the assistance of an attorney by simply paying the fine associated with their traffic citation.  

 

What if I cannot afford a lawyer?

The Paulding County Probate Court has an application available to apply for a court appointed attorney.  If you cannot afford to hire an attorney you may apply through our office.  You will need to obtain an application from our office and provide the information required to evaluate your application for approval.  If your application is approved you will be appointed an attorney to represent you on your pending citation(s) in court.


Spanish Interpretation

A Spanish speaking interpreter is available at all traffic court arraignments and bench trials.

Un interprete de español está disponible para todas las instrucciones de cargos de tráfico y juicios sin jurado de la Corte Testamentaria. Todos los formularios de la corte están disponibles en español.

Traffic Citation Payment Methods

For information, please view the payments page.

Drivers License Status

If you would like to check on the status of your drivers license (i.e., suspension, points, etc.), please call the Georgia Department of Driver Services at 678-413-8400.