All Judges are certified by the State of Georgia and complete a training course through the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education every year. These Judges have also served as instructors for the training courses.
Margaret Gettle Washburn, Esq.
Charles Barrett, Esq.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What time is my hearing?
If you have questions about your case such as the time or date of your hearing, you may contact the Court Clerk’s office for assistance.
What if you have questions pertaining to your violation?
If you have questions pertaining to the charges, you may contact Code Enforcement for assistance. What if I need special assistance? If you have a disability, speak a language other than English, or require special accommodations in the courtroom, please call before your hearing to allow the Court time to properly assist you.
What should I do if I cannot appear at my hearing?
If you are not able to appear in Court, contact the court clerk at least 5 business days prior to your original assigned court date to request a continuance. If you do not appear at your hearing and fail to notify the Court, a warrant may be issued for your arrest.
In the Courtroom
When Appearing in Court
Children in the Courtroom
If it is necessary to bring your child(ren) to Court, please be aware that if your child(ren) causes a disturbance or distraction, you and your child(ren) may be asked to leave the courtroom. If asked to leave the courtroom, your case will be moved to the end of that day’s calendar.
Cell Phones and Pagers
The use of cell phones is not permitted in the courtroom. Your cell phone or pager must be turned off before entering the courtroom so that you do not disrupt the Court. If you are required to carry a phone or pager for business purposes, it must be placed on silent mode.
Items that are NOT permitted in the courtroom:
If you are appearing in Court, you should dress nicely and in a manner that shows respect for the Court. Here are some items that shall not be worn:
If you are not dressed properly, you will be asked to leave the Court and return at a later date. This will delay your hearing and require you to appear in Court more than once.
Sugar Hill City Hall
5039 West Broad Street
Sugar Hill, Georgia 30518
Municipal Court Clerk:
(770) 945-6734 Ext. 1101
(770) 945-6734 Ext. 1102