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Byron Municipal Court 

P.R.I.D.E. Classes 
 

The program offers Parent/Teen Driver Education classes for Peach and/or surrounding County residents.  These classes target parents/guardians and their teenage drivers who are either just beginning to drive or are preparing for a learner’s permit.  The course is FREE.

This is not a hands-on, mechanical “how-to” course, but a class that addresses driving attitude and behavior of teenagers ages 14-16.  This course will:


  • help parents/guardians become more aware of their own driving behaviors;
  • teach parents/guardians how to help their teenagers become safe drivers;
  • help parents/guardians and teenagers learn what they need to do during the supervised practice driving time required to obtain a license; and
  • alter attitudes and driving behaviors of novice teenage drivers.


Classes will be held  August 15th at The Byron City Complex Building in Byron.  To register, complete the attached registration form and return it by mail or fax.   The teenager and at least one parent or guardian (who will supervise the practice time) must be present during the entire two-hour course.  Class size is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. 


For more information, email lsmith@byronga.com or call 478-956-2880 Byron PD or 800-342-9819 or visit www.ridesafegeorgia.org.  E-mail inquiries may be sent to gtipi@uga.edu.


Is your teenager’s life worth two hours of your time?  Register Today!

Laura A. Hein

lhein@byronga.com

www.byroncourt.org




Johns Creek Municipal Court

S.T.O.P.

 

Dear Fellow Clerks,

Did you know Johns Creek Municipal Court offers a FREE teen safe driving program?  Municipal Courts in the surrounding area may also order their teen drivers that appear in its courts to attend our program. 

S.T.O.P. [Solicitor. Teen. Officer. Parent.] is a teen safe driving program created by the Johns Creek Municipal Court and Police Department in 2009 to reduce the number of teen traffic accidents and repeat teen violators in Johns Creek.  The program has both Mandatory and Voluntary modules.  Teen violators (17-20 years old) may be ordered by the City Solicitor or Municipal Judge to participate in the Mandatory Module.


Mandatory (Driver Intervention) Module 

The City Solicitor or Municipal Judge orders a violator to attend a STOP class. (They may also order the violator to complete other items, such as community service and defensive driving courses, as part of their sentence or Solicitor's Pre-Trial Diversion)

The STOP class lasts approximately two hours and is offered once a month in the Johns Creek Municipal Courtroom at 11445 Johns Creek Parkway, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097.
 

Presentations by our Chief Judge, police officer and solicitor. 

Pre-registration is required online.

For more information please visit https://www.johnscreekga.gov/Residents/Municipal-Court/STOP-(Teen-Driver-Intervention).aspx Brochures can be found on our website at https://www.johnscreekga.gov/JCGA/Media/PDF/JCPD/stop-brochure.pdf

Thanks,

Trina Gallien

trina.gallien@johnscreekga.gov




Suwanee Municipal Court

HOPE 


The HOPE Program is a joint venture between the City of Suwanee Solicitor's Office and the Judicial Office of the Municipal Court of Suwanee. The HOPE Program was started in October of 2015. 

The HOPE Program identifies first-time offenders under 21 years of age, and gives them a second chance to avoid adverse consequences to their driving or criminal record.

The HOPE Program strives to educate first-time offenders about the consequences associated with alcohol and drug use, texting and driving, and careless driving habits. 

The Court identifies potential candidates for the HOPE Program and schedules them for a Court date where they can decide to participate in the program. We encourage parents to attend Court with the offender. The Court provides an informational session followed by a recommendation by the Solicitor's Office for an alternative disposition of charges upon completion of the program. 

The Solicitor may recommend any of the following combination of the following depending on the seriousness of the charges:

Defensive Driving Course, Teen Victim Impact Panel, Community Service, Drug and Alcohol Evaluation, treatment. etc.
Upon completion, the charge may be reduced so as to neither suspend nor impact the offender's driving history or criminal record.

To date, the HOPE Program has had over 757 successful participants. We HOPE to have made a positive difference in the lives of our program participants.

HOPE sessions are scheduled once or twice a month. 

Mariza Abdeljawad
mariza@suwanee.com