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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The state of Georgia executed convicted murderer Robert Wayne Holsey at 10:51 p.m. in Jackson, Georgia for the 1995 murder of a Baldwin County Deupty Sheriff after the U.S. Supreme Court denied Holsey's request for a stay of execution at 9:59 p.m.
19, Dec 2014 - Georgia court decision causes cancellation of warrants
ATLANTA (AP) — A new Georgia Supreme Court decision is leading to the cancellation of tens of thousands of arrest warrants for people accused of failing to complete their misdemeanor probation requirements. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/1ykiM2Z ) that judges and probation companies are digging through their records to find cases affected by the decision. The high ...
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19, Dec 2014 - Robert Wayne Holsey scheduled to die Tuesday evening in Georgia
Frances Burns ATLANTA, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has refused to grant clemency to Robert Wayne Holsey, leaving his execution for killing a police officer on track for Tuesday.
18, Dec 2014 - Dekalb, GA Former elementary principal convicted in sex sting
A former local elementary school principal has been convicted after a jury trial of trying to entice a minor for sex. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney General’s Office in North Georgia, John Harold McGill, 57, of Douglasville, was the principal of Mt. Carmel Elementary School in Douglas County until he was arrested on March 2, 2014. According to United States Attorney Sally ...
18, Dec 2014 - Atlanta, GA Atlanta pension fund participants appeal lawsuit dismissal to state high court
A group of participants in the three Atlanta pension funds appealed the dismissal by Fulton County, Georgia, Superior Court of its lawsuit challenging higher employee contributions for pension fund participants.The appeal will likely bring the case to the Georgia Supreme Court, which has
18, Dec 2014 - Georgia-based company issues cheese recall
A Georgia-based company has issued a recall for cheese because it may have been contaminated by salmonella.
18, Dec 2014 - Missing Georgia Boy Found In A False Wall
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia judge has denied bond for a man and woman charged with child cruelty and false imprisonment after police found the man's 13-year-old son hidden behind a false wall in the couple's metro Atlanta home. WXIA-TV reports ( http://on. ...
18, Dec 2014 - Robert Wayne Holsey Executed After Appeals Exhausted; Inmate Asked for Forgiveness Before Dying
The state of Georgia executed Robert Wayne Holsey on Tuesday night after all appeals were exhausted, but before dying, Holsey apologized for his crime and asked the family of his homicide victim for forgiveness.
18, Dec 2014 - Georgia executes convicted murderer
A Georgia death row inmate was executed on Tuesday for murdering a sheriff's deputy by shooting him in the head after a convenience store robbery in 1995.
18, Dec 2014 - Georgia judge rules that man and daughter can be prosecuted in infant starvation case
A judge in suburban Atlanta on Friday ruled there is enough evidence against a man and his 23-year-old daughter accused in the starvation death of the man's baby daughter to allow them to be prosecuted.
18, Dec 2014 - Judge won't release former Alabama Governor Siegelman on appeal bond
MONTGOMERY | A judge has denied former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman's request to get out of prison while he continues to appeal his 2006 bribery conviction. U.S. District Judge Clay Land of Georgia said while Siegelman raised "significant issues that deserve serious consideration," he believes the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is unlikely to grant the former governor a new trial or a ...
18, Dec 2014 - Judge declares mistrial in roommate slaying case
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