Due to the Coronavirus, the Georgia Supreme Court entered an Order declaring a Statewide Judicial Emergency in GA on March 14, 2020. The Georgia Supreme Court has recently modified its Order extending its Declaration of a statewide judicial emergency until Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The Declaration Order automatically suspends filing deadlines in the Georgia Supreme Court until 11:59 p.m. on May 13, 2020, which is the date the extension order terminates. While the Order is in place, failure to file certain documents in the Georgia Supreme Court that have specific deadlines, such as briefs, cannot be grounds for dismissing a case.
Due to this judicial emergency, most Georgia speeding ticket and traffic ticket courts have temporarily postponed court hearings. Also, due to the Coronavirus, the Georgia Department of Driver Services (GA DDS) is allowing state approved GA DUI and GA traffic ticket schools for a temporary time period to offer courses via online Webcast instead of the normal GA state in person requirement. Before taking an on-line course for a Georgia DUI or Georgia speeding ticket or traffic ticket, you should first check with the GA Traffic Ticket school or GA DUI school to ensure that the school and course are state approved by the GA DDS.
Contact our attorney at McIlhinney Law Group at (404) 724-5461 if you have been issued a traffic ticket.