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Where is my case if it is not found on the Clerk of State Court website?

Prior to a misdemeanor case being docketed/filed with the Clerk of State Court, it must be processed by the Solicitor General’s Office. Prior to even being received by the Solicitor General’s Office, a case must be processed by the arresting agency (for example: Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, Newnan Police Department…), and when appropriate the Coweta County Magistrate Court. Once received by the Solicitor General’s Office, the case is reviewed and investigated for a determination as to prosecution. It is only after a case has been through these steps that a determination to docket/file a case with the Clerk of State Court is made. Once docketed/filed with the Clerk of State Court it will be processed and scheduled for a court hearing – at which point it will be found via a search online: http://www.cowetastatecourt.com

Can I speak to a judge about my case?

No. It is inappropriate to speak with a judge about a specific case without both parties being present. Information and facts relating to a case are presented in a courthouse during scheduled events. Correspondence to a Judge in a pending case should be served on the opposing party and filed in the Clerk of Court's Office.

I have a Georgia Driver's License and I have a suspension on my driving record and I need to have it removed. What should I do?

Call the Department of Driver Services, which is the record keeper for suspended licenses, at 678-413-8400 Ask for the following information:

  • The name, location and telephone number of the court that sent in the suspension.
  • The citation number and citation date.
  • Ask what information you will need from the court which you will need to provide to the Department of Driver Services.

Call the court for the amount and any other information Department of Driver Services tells you to obtain.

You may go to the Georgia Department of Drivers Services website: https://dds.georgia.gov/

I have a question about my criminal history. What should I do?

Call the Georgia Crime Information Center Helpline, which is the record keeper for criminal histories, at 1-404-244-2639. Ask for the following information or go to https://gbi.georgia.gov/contact-us-0

  • The name, location and telephone number of the court that sent in the disposition data.
  • The offense date and date of arrest.
  • Ask what information you will need from the court which you will need to provide to the Georgia Crime Information Center Helpline.

Call the court with other questions about dispositions of criminal cases.

I have a license issued by a state other than the State of Georgia and I have a question about a suspension or points on my license, how do I find out the status of my license?

Call the Department of Driver Services for the State in which your license was issued. We do not have telephone numbers for the individual states. You will need the following information when you call:

  • The name, location and telephone number of the court that sent in the suspension.
  • The citation number and citation date.
  • Ask what information you will need from the court.
What determines if my citation is payable or whether I must appear in court?

Whether a citation is payable or requires a court appearance is determined by the judges of the Coweta County State Court. In creating what is known as the Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB), the judges drafted and signed an order setting out what offenses were to be payable without a court appearance.

Traffic Violations Bureau Offenses

How many points, if any, will be assessed on my driver's license?

Points are assessed differently by individual states. Contact the license-issuing agency in your state for more information. In Georgia, this information can be obtained by contacting:


Department of Drivers Services
Revocation and Suspension Section
P.O. Box 180447
Conyers, GA 30013
678-413-8400

Or go to the Georgia Department of Drivers Services website: https://dds.georgia.gov/