Courts in Georgia
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Georgia's Municipal Courts mainly hear violation of city ordinance cases. In Georgia, Magistrate Courts handle violation of county ordinance matters, small claims cases, as well as civil matters with valued under $15,000. Georgia has a separate Probate Court that handles matters related to wills, estates, and guardianships. In some counties, probate courts also handle traffic cases. Georgia also has a Juvenile court that has jurisdiction over all juvenile matters. Georgia's trial courts are called State Courts, which handle most civil cases as well as misdemeanor and traffic cases. Georgia's Superior Courts handle civil cases, misdemeanors, divorces, and felonies. Georgia's appellate courts include its Courts of Appeals as well as the Georgia Supreme Court.

If you're trying to find out if someone has a criminal record in Georgia, you can search the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's website to obtain information on any previous felony charges(http://www.georgia.gov/00/channel_modifieddate/0,2096,67862954_67866875,00.html). Additional information regarding the availability of criminal history records can also be obtained. Most Georgia court documents are considered public record. As policies vary by county, if you're seeking Georgia public court records it's best to call or visit the Clerk of Courts office for the county that you're seeking Georgia court documents from.
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31, Oct 2014 - Sentenced to death, inmate now faces new penalties
The Georgia Supreme Court says that the death penalty is not enough punishment for a Walker County killer.
31, Oct 2014 - Turner, GA Turner County officials practice emergency disease preparedness
The department of public health and law enforcement in Turner County teamed up to practice an emergency medical response. The Turner County jail is one place folks can go in south Georgia if a pandemic broke out. 
31, Oct 2014 - Georgia voter registration dispute goes before state judge; 50,000 applications in question
ATLANTA — A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration records in one of the nation's most politically contested states.
31, Oct 2014 - Woman who set off pipe bombs appears before judge
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge took a chance on a Georgia woman when he sentenced her to probation after she admitted to blowing up pipe bombs at remote locations.
31, Oct 2014 - Worth, GA Thunderstorm Warning issued for So. GA counties
The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a Severe thunderstorm warning for Brooks County, Western Lowndes County and Eastern Thomas County in south central Georgia, Until 1:15 pm.
31, Oct 2014 - Lee, GA Former investment adviser sentenced to 30 years in prison
A former Georgia investment adviser who vanished after losing millions of clients' dollars and was mistakenly declared dead has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
31, Oct 2014 - Conley, GA Courting Republicans, Georgia Democrat tries to keep his seat
Rep. John Barrow (D) touts his NRA endorsement in a campaign ad. Barrow must court conservative voters this cycle, distancing himself from the national Democratic Party and President Obama, if he hopes to hold onto his seat. Editor’s Note: All election season, Democratic candidates in red states have had to drum up their base while working to appeal to more conservative independent voters. But ...
31, Oct 2014 - Woman who set off pipe bombs goes before judge again, gets 3 years for probation violation
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A federal judge took a chance on a Georgia woman when he sentenced her to probation after she admitted to blowing up pipe bombs at remote locations.
30, Oct 2014 - ADA Doupé to plead local DUI case before Georgia Supreme Court
A Wilkes County DUI case will be argued before the Georgia Supreme Court Monday, October 6, and the results could impact other cases around the state, said Toombs Judicial Circuit Senior Assistant District Attorney Bill Doupé, who will present the prosecution’s case in his first appearance before the state’s top court.
30, Oct 2014 - Cobb, GA Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Porn, Face 12 Years in Prison
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Nevada, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to receiving child pornography after he assumed a false online identity as a woman and persuaded a teenage girl in Georgia to send him pornographic images of herself.Curtis Bowman, 43, of Nevada, pleaded guilty before U.S ...
30, Oct 2014 - Cobb, GA Georgia man sentenced for robbing teen of iPod
Cobb County prosecutors say a man who stole an iPod from a teenager has been given a 20-year sentence.
30, Oct 2014 - Atlanta, GA Former Ga. ethics commission attorney sues agency
ATLANTA (AP) -- A former Georgia ethics commission staff attorney is suing the agency. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Elisabeth Murray-Obertein, who already received $477,500 in a whistleblower settlement, filed the lawsuit this week in Fulton County Superior Court.
30, Oct 2014 - Rockdale Jail Blotter for Oct. 31, 2014
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department, Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.
30, Oct 2014 - Long, GA Gregg Allman dropped from Georgia lawsuit in train crash
Gregg Allman has been dropped from a lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed by a train during shooting of a biographical movie about the Allman Brothers Band singer, attorneys said Thursday.
30, Oct 2014 - Long, GA Allman dropped from Georgia lawsuit in train crash
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Gregg Allman has been dropped from a lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed by a train during shooting of a biographical movie about the Allman Brothers Band singer, attorneys said Thursday.
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