The Municipal Benchbook is a judicial reference guide for Georgia's Municipal Court judges, clerks, and staff. This reference manual provides an in-depth understanding of the Court's role in the Municipal Court system and responsibilities for serving the public and protecting their rights. It addresses key topics, such as: jurisdiction, procedure, sentencing, counsel, interpreters, contempt & recusal, and trial. This Benchbook contains the foundational statutes, case law, and commentary applicable to all Municipal Courts in Georgia. The appendix includes a plethora of resources and forms to assist the Court with both common and uncommon situations.