JONESBORO, Ga. (CW69 NEWS at 10)

PRESS RELEASE:

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Solicitor-General Charles Brooks in collaboration with the Office of the Clerk of the State Court of Clayton County announces the creation of a new online traffic resolution program powered by Matterhorn. This online platform is an alternative means to resolve a traffic citation(s) without coming to a live courtroom for select traffic offenses.

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Through this online platform accused parties will be able to communicate directly with a state prosecutor from the Solicitor’s office to discuss options for closing the case(s) to include dismissal and/or negotiated plea. Additionally, this online platform will provide the accused party the ability to upload photos, receipts, or other items they would like the prosecutor to consider during negotiations.

To celebrate the addition of this new technology for case resolution, for a limited time, the Clayton County Office of the Solicitor-General will be recommending dismissals of maintenance citations (to include defective equipment, headlight, brake light or tag light violations), and certain tag violations provided that the defective maintenance issue has been repaired and/or that the tag is in proper status now.

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“For all the terrible things that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought, it has also forced courts to be more innovative in court processes and uses of technology in the courtroom,” said Solicitor Brooks. He continued, “This online platform for traffic ticket resolution catches the courts up to today’s technologies and we at the Solicitor’s office will continue to explore ways to use technology to better the courtroom experience of our citizens.”