Your fine amount will vary depending on the Judge and prosecutor. Both have the ability to impose a higher or lower fine, depending on the circumstances of your case. However, they are limited by the statutory maximum and minimum limits.
Misdemeanors generally carry a possible fine of $0 to $1000.00. Most traffic offenses are considered misdemeanors in Georgia.
City ordinance violations fines may be from $0 to $500.
In the past, Atlanta Municipal Court has historically published a fine schedule which may be used as a general(albeit outdated) guideline if you are trying to estimate how much your fine may be.
Please note that each courtroom may impose fines that vary from any published schedule.
Further, nearly all fines will also have a surcharge added to it. If you cannot pay your fine, the Judge may put you on probation to monitor your payment. Being on probation could subject you to additional monthly fees. If possible, you want to be in a position to pay your fine in its entirety to avoid probation.
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