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'Speed traps' not always what they seem

...I look at that as awesome," Hoffman said of the town's speeding revenue as he flipped through Stapleton's Municipal Court docket. The document includes stop sign, seat belt, suspended license and disorderly conduct violations but is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-06/speed-traps-not-always
Georgia ethics commission narrows field for new leader to 4 finalists

...elections, government services and judiciary.? Cheston Roney, administrator for the city of Sandy Springs Municipal Court.? Heather Ryfa, senior staff attorney in the Gover nor's Office of Consumer Protection.Gov. Nathan Deal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-15/georgia-ethics-commission-nar
Legal challenge to private probation firms moves into federal court

...Sarah Geraghty of the Southern Center filed a "motion to stop enforcement of expired probation sentence" in Pelham Municipal Court on March 11.The lawsuit alleges similar legal horror stories on behalf of four other plaintiffs, one of whom was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-13/legal-challenge-privat
Augusta attorney reaches out to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder regarding lawsuits against Sentinel

After reading the scathing Department of Justice report about police and municipal courts in Ferguson, Mo., the Augusta attorney leading a legal battle against private probation has reached out to U.S. Attorney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-24/augusta-attorney-fires
Civil rights and civil wrongs

...residents ? more like revenue sources.In a town where municipal court fines and fees are the No. 2 income source, investigators...He indicated they could try."That year, the municipal court took in $2.6 million ? or about $120 for each...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-08/civil-rights-and-civi
Keep it simple

...tickets because there is no traffic court to collect their fines or penalize them for not paying.Why not assign a municipal court judge, hire a secretary, put an officer on midday parking detail and be done with it?When commissioners had the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-26/keep-it-simple
Overtime

...Potro said. "This tournament is very special to me." SoccerCharges dropped vs. goalie SoloKirkland (Wash.) Municipal Court Judge Michael Lambo dismissed domestic violence assault charges against Hope Solo, a week before the case was set for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-01-13/overtime
South Georgia private probation service violated rules

...fees sometimes years after the end of their probation.South Georgia Probation supervises defendants that Darien Municipal Court and McIntosh County State Court judges place on probation. The company does so under contract, but the review concerned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-12/ga-private-probation-s
Georgia Supreme Court decision on probation causes cancellation of warrants

...recalling outstanding warrants on halted probation cases and will dismiss them, Chief Judge Nelly Withers said.Atlanta Municipal Court judges plan to meet next week to discuss what to do. About 18,000 misdemeanor probation warrants will have to be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-04/georgia-supreme-court-decisio
Seattle's star cornerback might need Tommy John surgery

...downtown Phoenix hotel and booked into jail, police said.He made his initial appearance late Monday before a Phoenix Municipal Court judge and was released pending a Feb. 23 court date.Authorities said Sapp faces a maximum penalty of $2,500...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-02-02/seattles-star-cornerback-migh