Some driver’s licenses erroneously reported as suspended

The following is a press release issued by Spalding County State Court Judge Josh Thacker pertaining to errors involving the resubmission of traffic citation dispositions to the Georgia Department of Driver Services. If you received a traffic citation that was processed through Spalding County State Court in the past few years, you could have been impacted by this error, which resulted in some valid driver’s licenses being reported to the state as suspended.

Earlier this year, the Spalding County State Court began (for the first time ever) electronically submitting traffic citation dispositions to the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS).
Unfortunately, we experienced an internal error regarding our new processes and inadvertently resubmitted many citation dispositions to DDS.
If you have received a citation in the Spalding County State Court in the last few years, this error may result in a temporary negative impact on your driver’s license.
Please know that we undertook immediate action and are presently working diligently to correct this error. We are optimistic that this matter will be promptly resolved.
First and foremost, I want to personally apologize to each and every one of you who may be negatively impacted by this error. We here in the Spalding County State Court take very seriously the trust which you have given us, and we promise to continually strive to provide excellent customer service to each and every one of you.
In the meantime, you have the following options to check on the status of your license.
First, you can call the DDS automated phone line to receive information as to whether your driver’s license has been suspended or is valid. The phone number to DDS is 404.657.9300. When the automated message begins, choose option #1 to check the status of your Georgia driver’s license.
You will then use your keypad to enter your nine-digit Georgia driver’s license number, then press the pound sign to hear your license status information.
Second, you may also go to the DDS website at https://dds.georgia.gov/.
Third, you can visit your local DDS office and speak to a representative in person:
https://dds.georgia.gov/locations/customer-service-center.
Fourth, if you need any documentation regarding your citation disposition, you may contact the Spalding County State Court Clerk at 770.467.4747.
Again, I deeply regret the inconvenience this error may cause to anyone.
You have my promise that we are working diligently to resolve this issue.

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