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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28, Jul 2014 - Swainsboro, GA Rountree sworn in
Stephen H. Rountree was sworn in to practice law in the State of Georgia by Superior Court Judge Kathy S. Palmer on June 3,2014.
28, Jul 2014 - Rockdale Jail Blotter for July 18, 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.
28, Jul 2014 - Dad Charged With Toddler's Hot Car Death Was Sexting: Cop
The Georgia dad charged with killing his toddler son by leaving the boy in a hot car all day was exchanging graphic texts with a woman and a teenage girl in the hours before he found the boy dead, a detective testified today at a court hearing today.The..
28, Jul 2014 - Miller, GA Gregg Allman filmmakers plead not guilty to Georgia manslaughter charges
The director and producer of a film about rock singer Gregg Allman on Thursday said they pleaded not guilty in Georgia on charges stemming from a death on the set of the movie "Midnight Rider." Director Randall Miller and his wife, producer Jody Savin, were indicted, along with executive producer Jay Sedrish, two weeks ago on involuntary manslaughter charges after a camera operator was killed in ...
28, Jul 2014 - Lumpkin, GA 84 still on Ga. death row, including several from NE Ga.
GAINESVILLE - With the commutation of a Dawson County murderer's death penalty to life in prison last week, Georgia is left with 84 people on death row, according to the latest figures from state officials. The number includes seven who were convicted in northeast Georgia.
28, Jul 2014 - Federal judge sends key GM wrongful death case back to Georgia court
A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court.
28, Jul 2014 - Macon, GA Woman sentenced in animal shelter break-in
A woman who broke into a Georgia animal shelter and released dogs leading to deadly fights will serve jail time.
28, Jul 2014 - Richmond, GA Ex-GA school janitor sentenced in student fondling
A former eastern Georgia school janitor has pleaded guilty to fondling two students.
28, Jul 2014 - Judge says opponent's Dalton 'jail fee' is illegal
A North Georgia judge up for re-election says his opponent is breaking the law by forcing citizens to give the city government thousands of dollars in extra money.
28, Jul 2014 - Floyd, GA Center: Transgender inmate denied treatments
The Southern Poverty Law Center has threatened legal action against the Georgia Department of Corrections for refusing to provide hormone treatments for a Valdosta State Prison inmate with gender identity disorder.
28, Jul 2014 - Long, GA Enotah Probation Circuit recognized by state DOC, Red Cross
FORSYTH - The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDOC) partnered with the American Red Cross and recently awarded Georgia State Prison, Wilcox State Prison, and the Dahlonega-based Enotah Probation Circuit with the first ever Battle of the Badges awards.
28, Jul 2014 - Veteran Georgia Litigation Attorney to Donate Lifesaving DVD to High School Students
After more than a year of editing and planning, trial lawyer William C. Head of Atlanta is finalizing his 90 minute teen survival DVD in time for the start of the new academic school year. (PRWeb July 18, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/7/prweb12027447.htm
28, Jul 2014 - Trial in salmonella outbreak set to begin in Ga.
The trial for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago is set to begin. Jury selection starts Monday in federal court in Albany in ...
28, Jul 2014 - Rep. John Lewis marks 53 years since release from prison
It's a day Rep. John Lewis will surely never forget.  The civil rights leader was released from Parchman Penitentiary on this day, 53 years ago, after being arrested in Jackson, Mississippi , for using a white restroom.  The Georgia congressman marked the occasion by posting a photo on his Facebook page. It showed Lewis being arrested in suit and tie.  Lewis was chairman of the Student ...
28, Jul 2014 - Wayne, GA Allman filmmakers report to US jail, post bond on manslaughter charges in fatal train crash
SAVANNAH, Georgia – Two filmmakers charged with manslaughter several months after a train crash killed a member of their movie crew flew to Georgia over the weekend to turn themselves in at a rural jail, where they posted $25,000 bond apiece before returning home to California, their defence attorney said Tuesday. “Midnight Rider” director Randall Read the Rest of the Entry
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