Juvenile Traffic Court

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JUVENILE TRAFFIC COURT

Juvenile Traffic Violators

Citations issued to anyone under the age of 17 are referred to the Columbia County Juvenile Court. The law enforcement officer normally provides the juvenile with the court contact information. The juvenile and/or parent can call the office to inquire about when court may be scheduled.

The juvenile and parent will receive a notice to appear for traffic court approximately three weeks before the court date. A parent must accompany the juvenile to court on this date. If the juvenile is found guilty of the traffic violation, the judge will determine whether he or she shall pay a fine, supervision fee, attend a program for traffic offenders, and/or surrender license for a specified suspension period, etc.

 

Juvenile Traffic Law

Effective January 1, 2007, new teen drivers must adhere to the updated laws, known as "Joshua's Law". Below is the link for information:

http://www.gateendrivereducation.dds.ga.gov

 

P.R.I.D.E. and GTIPI PRESENTATION

Juvenile Court implemented a new program, "Parents Reducing Incidents of Driver Error" (P.R.I.D.E.), in conjunction with the T.I.P. community service, which included the parent and juvenile attendance.

Below is a link for more information:

http://extension.caes.uga.edu/gtipi/templates/classes.htm

Guest speaker was Alan Brown, the father of Joshua Brown after which "Joshua's Law" is named:

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GTIPI provided the rollover simulator for the T.I.P. Class

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