What happens if you do not pay your ticket in Georgia?
If you forget to pay a traffic ticket in Georgia, or do not show up to contest the ticket on your appointed court date, a “Failure to Appear” bench warrant will be issued for your arrest and eventually, if you do not take care of the ticket fine payment or contact the court, this will report to the Georgia Department of Driver Services. If you feel you are in this situation, your best course of action is to contact an attorney for the best solution prior to your court hearing.
Attorneys are often able to help clear up old outstanding citations and failure to appear bench warrants. Old outstanding traffic tickets from 10 to 30 years ago may keep you from getting a job promotion or getting a professional business license or driver’s license. Yes, we have cleared up outstanding traffic tickets that were 30 years old but showed up in the government’s computer system during a background investigation and created issues jeopardizing a job promotion!