Location + Parking
Brookhaven, GA 30324
There is limited parking at the courthouse, and you may have to drive past the courthouse to find a lot with available spots. It definitely pays to get there early to get one of the easy spots out front. Otherwise, be sure you wear comfortable walking shoes!
You may appear before one of the two current Judges in Brookhaven. You can read up-to-date descriptions of the Judge who may preside over your case at the court’s website.
The Clerk will typically notify you by mail of any court date scheduling modifications. Their team is small but mighty and will typically be able to give you excellent advice about your specific scheduling concerns.
You can also try to contact them by email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Know Your Driving History
Keep track of how many points you currently have and what the consequences of your conviction may be. Knowing your status provides a better understanding of how severe the penalties will be for your new ticket. It also lets you make a more informed decision about your plea options.
It may feel like the prosecutor should know everything about your driving history. Still, if you listen carefully, the Brookhaven prosecutors will tell you they are not there to give you legal advice. You should not solely rely on their representations about what will or will not happen to your license.
If you are representing yourself, the best way to protect yourself from worst-case scenarios is by knowing what the status of your license is and what the penalties will be if you enter a guilty plea.
You can find out what is on your Georgia driving history by logging in to your online DDS account at dds.georgia.gov and pulling up your “Suspension Detail Report.”
If you’re like most drivers, you probably assume your insurance rates will increase because you have points added to your record. And you might make a hasty decision to avoid a spike in your rates – usually by taking a nolo plea.
But you should know that points aren’t always the deciding factor. Typically, insurance companies are more concerned with what types of traffic violations are on your record than with whether there are points attached. They use conviction information (not point counts) to determine how risky a driver you are and assess your rates.
How Much Time Will Court Take
Court sessions can vary. Brookhaven has staggered calendars – assigning more calendars throughout the day with fewer cases instead of bringing everyone in en masse. This excellent solution goes a long way in avoiding unnecessary delays for drivers hoping for a quick(ish) court appearance.
However, despite their innovative calendaring system, justice is not known for moving fast, and patience will still be required. Ensure you have snacks in the car and the resolve to stay calm despite the unpleasantness of waiting for your case to be called.
Brookhaven has a small courtroom, and the Judge will immediately notice any disruptive behavior, so be sure to listen to court instructions about using cell phone devices and talking while court is in session!
One of our favorite ways to help drivers in Brookhaven is by defending accident citations. Whether it is Following too Closely, Failure to Yield, or Failure to Report an Accident, we are experts at keeping your record clean.
How the EHG Legal Team Can Help
- We guarantee damage control – we have full confidence in our ability to improve the outcome of your traffic case. We will not keep a fee when we are not able to help.
- We cover court appearances – we understand that appearing in court can be a hassle. We handle most, if not all, court dates on your behalf, ensuring that you don’t have to be there.
- We investigate license reinstatement – if you need to get your license reinstated, we can help you determine the next steps.
- We offer support and resources – our team works closely with you to ensure you have a seamless experience throughout the process. We provide assistance 24/7 and make sure you have all the information you need to get things done as quickly and painlessly as possible.