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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25, 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 ...
25, 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.
25, Oct 2014 - Glynn, GA New charges for Columbia County sex offender
A man convicted of sex charges in Columbia County, who then went to prison for child molestation in south Georgia is back behind bars.
25, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court upholds dismissal of vehicular homicide charge in death of Athens school crossing gua
The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss a felony vehicular homicide charge against a motorist who struck and killed a popular Athens-Clarke County school crossing guard seven years ago.
25, Oct 2014 - Long, GA Man sentenced for attempted child sex encounter - NBC40.net
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A Georgia man who traveled from New York to New Jersey for what he thought would be a sexual encounter with a young girl and her minor baby sitter is now headed to prison.
25, Oct 2014 - Toombs, GA 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.
24, Oct 2014 - Long, GA Deal tells Georgia superintendents he wants reform in education funding
Georgia can succeed in reforming public education, just as the state has succeeded in prison reform, Gov. Nathan Deal told a meeting of school administrators in Athens on Thursday.
24, Oct 2014 - Judge may enter Georgia voter registration dispute
ATLANTA (AP) — 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.
24, 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.
24, Oct 2014 - Judge mulls whether to enter Georgia voter registration dispute
ATLANTA (AP) -- 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.
24, Oct 2014 - Judge staves off Hutcheson hospital foreclosure, citing inadequate public notice
U.S. District Court Judge Harold Murphy ruled that north Georgia residents have not had enough chances to voice their opinions on the foreclosure of their community hospital.
24, Oct 2014 - Courting Republicans, Georgia Democrat Tries To Keep His Seat
As the last white Democrat in the Deep South, Congressman John Barrow is a perennial target. So far, he's managed to stay in office by portraying himself as an independent voice.
24, Oct 2014 - Appeals court overrules sentencing of former DeKalb superintendent
The Georgia Court of Appeals has overruled a judge’s decision to lock up former DeKalb County schools Superintendent Crawford Lewis, after his testimony helped send two people to prison.
23, Oct 2014 - Atlanta, GA Judge approves settlement in Ga. suit over sewage
A federal judge has approved a rural Georgia city's offer to make $830,000 worth of repairs and upgrades to its sewer system to settle a federal lawsuit by residents who complained that frequent spills flooded their...
23, Oct 2014 - Georgia man gets 7 years in Texas weapons case
A convicted felon from Georgia must serve seven years in federal prison for using a gun to abduct a man who was later found in West Texas.
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