If you receive a speeding ticket in Georgia, you may be wondering if you have to attend court. Unlike many other states, all moving traffic violations in Georgia are considered criminal misdemeanors. The officer who presented you with your ticket may be present in court to testify but either way the judge will allow you to enter a plea and pay the fine on your court date. The entering of that plea is a guilty plea and will go against your record. We advise that you consider contacting an attorney before entering such a plea or paying this fine so that you understand all of the consequences of your plea.