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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02, Mar 2015 - Georgia to execute only woman on state's death row
The only woman on Georgia’s death row is set to be executed Monday.
02, Mar 2015 - Georgia woman set for execution seeks clemency reconsideration
ATLANTA | Lawyers for the only woman on Georgia's death row asked the State Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday to reconsider her request to have her sentence changed to life in prison. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, is set for execution at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson. Gissendaner was convicted of murder in the February 1997 stabbing death of her husband. Prosecutors said she plotted ...
02, Mar 2015 - Georgia to execute first woman since 1945
Kelly Renee Gissendaner, who was convicted of murdering her husband in 1997, is set to be executed at 7 p.m. Monday. 
02, Mar 2015 - Jackson, GA Condemned Barrow County woman turned down life sentence plea bargain
Condemned Georgia death row inmate Kelly Gissendaner was offered a plea deal in 1998 in which she would receive a life sentence for pleading guilty. She turned it down and a jury convicted her of capital murder in the slaying of her husband, Doug, her lawyer said in a clemency application released last week by the State Board of Pardons and Parole. Pardons and Parole denied to grant clemency to ...
02, Mar 2015 - Georgia man warned of arrest for unpaid traffic tix
Americans across the country are getting scary debt collection letters -- threatening jail time, suspension of their driver's license or garnishment of their wages -- over what seem like minor offenses.
02, Mar 2015 - First execution of female in Georgia in 70 years delayed over weather
A woman set to become the first female prisoner executed by the state of Georgia in 70 years has had her death by injection delayed until Monday due to inclement weather, the governor's office said.
02, Mar 2015 - Long, GA Winter storm delays first execution of Georgia woman in 70 years
ATLANTA — Georgia delayed the execution of its only female death row inmate Wednesday, ahead of a winter storm forecast to hit many areas with several inches of snow. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, had been scheduled for execution at 7 p.m. Wednes­day at the state prison in Jackson. The execution was rescheduled for Monday, the Department of Corrections said in a statement. read more
02, Mar 2015 - Long, GA Only woman on Georgia's death row denied clemency
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia parole board says it will not spare the life of the only woman on the state's death row, who is set to be executed Wednesday evening.
02, Mar 2015 - Gwinnett, GA State Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency request
Georgia is slated to execute its first woman in 70 years today. Not since Lena Baker, an African-American convicted of murder and pardoned decades later, has Georgia executed a woman.
02, Mar 2015 - Gwinnett, GA UPDATE: Man arrested for disturbance wanted for escaping Georgia prison
NAVARRE - A 32-year-old man was arrested Monday in Navarre, 11 days after he walked away from his work release program in a Georgia state prison.  Rene Molina was arrested Monday in Navarre after a disturbance at a gas station, according to a media release from Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were called to Murphy’s Gas Station near Walmart around noon. They found that three men had ...
02, Mar 2015 - Jackson, GA After weather delay, GA to perform rare execution of a woman
After getting a temporary reprieve when her execution was postponed because of winter weather conditions forecast to hit the state, the only woman on Georgia's death row is again set… Click to Continue »
02, Mar 2015 - Jackson, GA Weather stops woman's execution
Not since Lena Baker, an African-American convicted of murder and pardoned decades later, has Georgia executed a woman. The state is scheduled to snap that 70-year streak at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison in Jackson.
02, Mar 2015 - Former Fulton narcotics prosecutor disbarred for felony drug charges
The Georgia Supreme Court announced Monday it had disbarred the former top narcotics prosecutor for Fulton County because of his own drug convictions.
02, Mar 2015 - Georgia woman’s family pleads for execution stay
(CNN) — Kelly Renee Gissendaner’s supporters want last week’s postponement of her execution made permanent. It doesn’t seem likely, given the rulings by the highest state and federal courts and Georgia’s State Board of Pardons and Paroles, but that hasn’t stopped her family and friends from pleading with the state to stop the execution. A […]
02, Mar 2015 - Long, GA Harsh Georgia Law Allows Execution of Inmate Despite His Mental Disability
US state of Georgia executed a man who had killed a fellow inmate despite arguments from his lawyers that their defendandt was intellectually disabled.
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