By Erin Gerstenzang

Georgia Code authorizes the suspension of your driving privileges for failing to appear in court for traffic violations.

375-3-3-.12 Suspension of License for Failure to Appear
The Department shall suspend the driver’s license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle in this state of any person who has failed to respond to a citation to appear before a court of competent jurisdiction of this state or of any other state for a traffic violation other than a parking violation. The Department shall forthwith notify such person that his license is to be suspended subject to review as provided for by law.

If your license was suspended for failure to appear you must:  (1) get a clearance letter from the court or a 912 license reinstatement form; and (2) take the form to DDS along with the reinstatement fee.  For more information, you may contact DDS at (678) 413-8400, or speak with an attorney to assist you.