Kingsland Municipal Court
To provide fair and efficient service within the Municipal Court process for the City of Kingsland in such a manner that will protect the integrity of the judicial process and will
develop public trust and confidence in the court system.
The Municipal Court of Kingsland has one judge and one assistant judge. The judge hears all cases involving City ordinances including traffic and misdemeanor cases, and State charges including misdemeanor traffic and some misdemeanor criminal offenses.
There are three scheduled sessions of court every month. The first Monday of each month is the trial calendar and the first and second Wednesday of each month is arraignment calendars. All defendants are given an arraignment court date. If a defendant enters a not guilty plea at arraignment, the defendant is then assigned a trial date at which time the case is heard by the judge and a ruling (disposition) is rendered.
Court begins at 10:00 a.m. for each arraignment session and at 9:00 a.m. for the trial session and is held at the Municipal Court Building located at 533 North Lee Street in Kingsland.
The Municipal Court is responsible for recording and processing citations filed in this court. Through this process, the court routinely updates criminal and/or driving histories on defendants who have come before the court. This process is very important for the law enforcement community also because it is one of the main ways the state(s) keep accurate records on defendants. Disposition reports are done through Georgia Crime Information Center, FBI, and Georgia Department of Driver Services.
The Municipal Court is responsible for issuing suspension notices, failure to appear warrants, summons, continuances, subpoenas for final cases, and the transfer of paperwork to Superior Court upon request of the defendant. The court also records payments for fines/bonds, and balances probation payments with court fines. Probation is contracted out to a private probation service company.