The Sandy Springs Municipal Court considers the fair and timely adjudication of cases among its top priorities. Paramount to our approach is a customer-driven, service-oriented atmosphere in which victims, defendants, and all other customers are treated with the utmost respect and concern by a highly trained, efficient staff.
Principal activities of the Sandy Springs Municipal Court include:
- Conduct arraignments for all defendants charged with applicable traffic and criminal misdemeanors in the City of Sandy Springs. This is the defendants’ opportunity to enter a plea or negotiate a settlement in their cases. Felonies and certain criminal misdemeanors are prosecuted in the Fulton County State Court.
- Hold bench trials for those defendants who have pleaded “not guilty.” A bench trial is heard by a Judge as opposed to a jury. Jury trials are held in Fulton County State Court.
- Adjudicate all alleged violations of Sandy Springs environmental, building and development codes.
- Maintain complete and accurate records of all court proceedings.
Judges and Courtroom Staff
- Judge Donald Shaefer
- Judge Marcie Ernst
- Judge Candiss Howard
- Judge Joseph Burford
Location & Contact Information
7840 Roswell Rd.
Sandy Springs, GA 30328