Municipal Court FAQs

How can I speak to the Solicitor about my case?
Solicitors are available on court day. 

How do I get my own attorney?  
Court staff cannot provide legal advice.  Once you select an attorney, they must submit an Entry of Appearance to before your court date.

What happens if I can’t afford an attorney? 
The judge may appoint a public defender at no charge if you qualify.

I received a citation from the City of Tucker – what do I need to do now? 
Your court date (known as an arraignment date) is listed at the bottom of the front page of the citation. This is the date by which you are required to appear in court.

What happens if I do not appear in court? 
The judge will issue a warrant for your arrest, an additional contempt of court fine will be accessed, and your driver’s license will be suspended.

How can I plead? 
You can plead guilty, not guilty or nolo contendere (you do not contest charges).

Are foreign language interpreters available?
Interpreters can be provided for any court session. If you require translation for a language other than English, please inform the clerk's office prior to the court date by calling (678) 597-9040 or email

How do I get a copy of the traffic accident report? 
Accident reports are found on or by calling Dekalb County Police Department at 678-406-7929.

How do I get a copy of the disposition of my case? 
Requests for public documents once the case is closed can be made by completing an Open Records Request on the online portal by clicking New Request.

How can I get a copy of ordinances?
City of Tucker Code of Ordinances can be found at:

What property maintenance codes are enforced?
The City enforces the latest edition of the state minimum standards codes as set forth by O.C.G.A. 8.2-20. 
Also see City Code of Ordinances Chapter 8 Buildings and Construction on Municode link at:

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