Sandy Springs Municipal Court

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.

Court Functions

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.
Suite 501
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Phone: 770-206-2075


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