If the payment for your fine does not reach the court office prior to your court date and you fail to appear at your assigned court time, a bench warrant can be issued for your arrest. If a bench warrant has been issued for failure to appear in court for your citation, the Department of Driver Services may have been notified to suspend your driver's license pursuant to O.C.G.A. 40-5-56 AND/OR 17-6-11. It is your responsibility to clear your license with the Department of Driver Services. Warrants must be cleared before you can obtain the necessary authorization to clear your license with the Department of Driver Services. Failure to appear warrants may be cleared through the court office Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., except during holidays.