Traffic Tickets - Terms and Conditions


  1. YOU MUST BE 21 OR OLDER - Persons under 21 years of age must appear in court and bring a parent/legal guardian or proof of emancipation. Proceeding to pay online may result in suspension of your driver’s license.
  2. THE OFFENSE YOU ARE CHARGED WITH MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR ONLINE PAYMENT - Here is a list of offenses requiring an appearance in court - Aggressive Driving, All City Nuisance Offenses, All Alcohol Offenses (except open container), All Code Enforcement and Environmental Compliance Violations, All Defendants Under the Age of 21, All Drug Offenses, Any Charge that May Result in Jail Time/License Suspension, Attempt to Elude an Officer, Hit and Run, Habitual Violator Offenses, No Insurance, Passing a Loading/Unloading School Bus, Possession of a Concealed Weapon, Racing, Reckless Driving, Shoplifting, Speeding Greater than 30 mph Over the Limit, Suspended License, Suspended Registration, Vehicular Homicide/Serious Injury
    • You have been issued a traffic citation, summons by the Sandy Springs Police Department. Sandy Springs Police Officers ARE NOT authorized TO SET OR ACCEPT Cash Traffic Bonds.
    • If you are permitted to show your driver’s license in Lieu of Bail pursuant to Georgia Code 17-6-11, presentation of the license does not excuse you from appearing in court and answering the charges against you. Your failure to appear as directed shall result in the automatic suspension of your driver’s license by the Georgia Department of Drivers Services.
    • The Municipal Court of the City of Sandy Springs has established a Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) to assist the public in disposing of minor traffic violations. Pursuant to order of the Sandy Springs Municipal Court, a schedule of cash bonds has been established, according to the particular offense charged. When a person cited for a violation pays a cash bond according to the schedule set up by the Sandy Springs Municipal Court, and fails to appear, or chooses not to appear in court on the day and the time set in the original citation, then that failure to appear will be construed as an admission of guilt, and the cash bond may/shall be forfeited without the necessity for the statutory procedure provided for the forfeiture of statutory bail bonds. A judgment of guilty shall be entered accordingly, ordering the case disposed of and settled. The proceeds of the cash bond shall be applied and distributed as any fine imposed by the Sandy Springs Municipal Court would be. The TVB is voluntary program for the convenience of the public. Everyone charged with a traffic violation is entitled to all of the protections of the law, including a trial by jury, to be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, representation by an attorney, and other rights which will be explained by the Court on the day set on the citation. If a person posts a cash bond with the TVB, he/she may still appear on the date and time set on the citation, and may still plead not guilty and request a trial, along with other options that will be explained by the Court. If a person posting a bond chooses not to appear, he/she shall give up all of those rights previously explained above. Further, a record of the posting of a cash bond and failing to appear in court will be provided by the TVB to the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services. The posting a bond with the TVB, and not appearing for court will in most cases result in the assessment of points against a person’s license. If you have any question about the TVB procedure, your rights, or about the status of your license, you should determine the answers to those questions by consulting an attorney or otherwise, before using the TVB process.