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If you are charged with the following offense, you must appear in court even if you have posted a cash bond:
When you receive a citation from the Hinesville Police Department, it has your court date and time. If you intend to pay your before your court date, you may do so by paying the citation any time up until 7 a.m. the morning of court. If not paid by 7 a.m., you must appear in court at 7:45 a.m. Payments are accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but after 4:30 p.m. you must have exact change if paying with cash. You may also pay by mail to: Municipal Court of Hinesville 123 East M.L. King, Jr. Drive Hinesville, GA 31313 Methods of payments include:
If you have posted a cash bond for an offense that does not require a court appearance and you do not appear in court, your bond will be forfeited and your case will be closed as guilty by bond forfeiture.
Arraignments are held on the first, second and third Wednesday of each month, excluding holidays. Most officers are not subpoenaed to court for this date. On arraignment day you may enter the following pleas:
If you do not agree with the judge’s decision of your case you may appeal it through the Superior Court of Liberty County within 30 days of disposition. Contact Liberty County Superior Court Clerk Linda Thompson at (912) 876-3625 for further information.
Yes, your clothing should be neat, clean, well-fitted and appropriate for court. you may NOT wear shorts, sweatpants, over-sized or baggy clothing, spandex, shirts depicting violence, sexual acts, profanity or illegal drugs. Sunglasses and hats are not allowed to be worn unless required by religious belief or needed for medical condition.
Military personnel should be dressed in the attire as directed by their chain of command and should be escorted by and E6 or above.
Cell phones are to be turned off or silenced while in the courtroom. If your cell phone goes off or you are found using them, it may be confiscated with a fine imposed for its return.
No weapons or video recording devices are allowed without being approved by the court prior to the court date. No food, beverages or tobacco use is allowed.
Certified dispositions may be requested by individuals who have had their case heard in Municipal Court. The disposition shows all charges and the judge’s decision. Dispositions may be obtained at a cost of $2. You may request a disposition by mail by sending a money order or cashier's check to: Hinesville Municipal Court 123 East M.L. King, Jr. Drive Hinesville, GA 31313, or click the link below