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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A Georgia appellate court has ruled that parents can be sued over what their children post, at least in some cases.
21, Oct 2014 - Rockdale Jail Blotter for Oct. 17, 2014
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21, Oct 2014 - Transgender student at Metro Atlanta school elected to homecoming court
In what is thought to be a first in the history of modern homecoming ceremonies in the state of Georgia, an openly transgender student has been elected to represent her class at Walton High School in East Cobb County.
21, Oct 2014 - Douglas, GA Georgia Guard Gets Prison for Trying to Give Inmate Phone
A former prison guard has pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle a cell phone into a federal prison facility for an inmate.
21, Oct 2014 - Chatham, GA Man sentenced in shooting at coastal Ga. fair
A man has been sentenced in a shooting at a coastal Georgia fair that left eight people injured.
21, Oct 2014 - Parents can be held liable for children’s Facebook posts, court rules
COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia court has determined parents can be held liable for what their children post on Facebook. In a decision that could mark a legal precedent on the issue of parents taking responsibility for what their children post online, the parents of a middle school student may face legal consequences as a result of […]
21, 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.
21, Oct 2014 - Cleveland, GA Family of Dallas Ebola nurse has hired high-powered trial lawyer
ATLANTA, Georgia – You knew it was going to happen. Money, in one way or another, is starting to show up in the US Ebola story. The family of Texas Health Presbyterian nurse Amber Vinson has hired one of the top trial lawyers in the country. He’s Billy Martin, who counts Michael Vick as one […]
21, Oct 2014 - Georgia court says parents may be liable for child's Facebook posts
Parents could be held liable for what their children post on Facebook, according to a recent ruling from a Georgia appellate court.
20, 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.
20, 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.
20, Oct 2014 - Parents May Be Liable for What Their Kids Post on Facebook, Court Rules
Parents can be held liable for what their kids post on Facebook, a Georgia appellate court ruled in a decision that lawyers said marked a legal precedent on the issue of parental responsibility over their children's online activity.
20, Oct 2014 - Florida’s water war with Georgia could be delayed
A year after Florida filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court in a long-running battle with Georgia over water consumption, the U.S. solicitor general has advised the high court to delay taking the case. The post Florida’s water war with Georgia could be delayed appeared first on Orlando Weekly Blogs .
20, 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.
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