Cobb County Government

Why is my fine so high?

If you go to the link “Interpreting Your Sentence Sheet”, you will see where you can find your fine written on the Sentence Sheet. You will also see in that paragraph, it states “plus all applicable surcharges”.

The Georgia State Legislature has added extra fees to the offenses to pay for government-run programs such as Driver’s Education and Training Fund, Indigent Defense Fund, Jail Fund, Peace Officers Training Fund, and Victim Assistance. These are just a few of the Funds that the surcharges help financially support. If you want a breakdown of the surcharges that apply to your offense, you can find them listed on your receipt from the Cobb County State Court Clerk’s Office.