How do I pay a citation and not have to appear in court?

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:

  • Cash
  • Check made payable to the City of Hinesville (no starter checks, checks over $200 are not accepted after 4 p.m., all checks must be pre-printed, and proper ID is required)
  • MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express with proper ID
  • Money order
  • Cashier's check

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.

  • Online payments may be submitted on the homepage at

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1. What is the amount of my fine?
2. Is my citation a mandatory Court appearance?
3. How do I pay a citation and not have to appear in court?
4. Can I speak to the judge before my court date?
5. What should I do if I cannot appear in court on my court date?
6. What if I fail to appear in court?
7. What is an arraignment?
8. What is a bench trial?
9. How do I get a trial by a jury?
10. How do I appeal the judge's decision?
11. Is there a dress code and prohibited item policy?
12. Are there any security precautions I should be aware of?
13. What can and cannot the court staff do to help?
14. Where does the money go?
15. What are Rule NISIs?
16. How do I request a certified disposition?