City of Atlanta Municipal Court Pre Trial Diversion Program

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

Many courts, including the City of Atlanta Municipal Court, offer Pretrial Diversion Programs.

If your case is eligible, by completing a Pretrial Diversion Program, your charges will be dismissed and potentially expunged from your criminal record. With the goal of preventing future crime, most diversion programs require community service, a fine or program fee, attending a personal development seminar, and completion of an alcohol awareness course or an Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction course (sometimes online courses are available). Juvenile offenders may also be required to complete an essay expressing what has been learned from the offense.

The City of Atlanta Municipal Court has multiple program options, which may be available to you depending on your case. Here is a list of some of these programs:

Pre-Trial Intervention-Traffic: This program provides traffic offenders an opportunity to resolve their case without going through the typical court proceedings and sentencing. Completion of the program may lead to the dismissal of your case. To qualify for this program, you must be over 21-years-old and must not have participated in the program within 12-months. The major benefit of this program is that it allows participants to avoid license points.

Pre-Trial Intervention-Criminal: May be an option if you are facing a minor criminal offense. To qualify, participants must not have any prior convictions or any other current cases pending, and it must be the first time that participant has gone through a diversion program.

As you can see, Pretrial Diversion Programs offer many benefits. To find out if your case qualifies for one of these programs at City of Atlanta Municipal Court or any other Georgia court, speak to an Atlanta Traffic Ticket Lawyer at our office.  An Atlanta Traffic Ticket Attorney is available to speak to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help.

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shannon Reply

Posted Feb 23, 2015 at 16:07:00

Good Evening, I received a speeding ticket today. I was driving (laser) 84 in a 55. I was told about the Diversion program. What does this entail? Will I still have to pay the ticket if I go to the class. I haven’t had a speeding ticket in over 15 yrs. I’m just sick about it. Thank you for your time, Shannon

Richard Lawson Reply

Posted Feb 23, 2015 at 19:40:03


Depending on the court, sometimes diversion is available. Sometimes we try to get the speed reduced. Most of the time the fine remains the same. The key is what does on your driver’s record. You are welcome to call our office to discuss your case.

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