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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23, Nov 2014 - Forsyth, GA Ga. inmates offered diploma completion program
A newly created partnership between the Georgia Department of Corrections and a north Georgia charter school is expected to help some prison inmates earn their high school diplomas.
23, Nov 2014 - Perry, GA Defense lawyer Kayo Morgan dies at 63
Fort Lauderdale lawyer Kayo Morgan, the defense attorney who won the first case ever broadcast on Court TV, has died in Georgia, family members said.
23, Nov 2014 - Georgia Supreme Court denies appeal for new trial in Newton County murder case
The Georgia Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a Newton County man convicted in 2008 in the shooting death of his wife.
23, Nov 2014 - Forsyth, GA Georgia Inmates Offered Diploma Completion Program
A newly created partnership between the Georgia Department of Corrections and a north Georgia charter school is expected to help some prison inmates earn their high school diplomas.
23, Nov 2014 - Water wars between Florida, Georgia advance at U.S. Supreme Court
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's water war against Georgia advanced as the U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an interstate dispute on whether Atlanta's suburbs are sucking dry the river flow that feeds the oyster beds and fisheries of the northern Gulf Coast. Georgia had sought to dismiss the suit, filed last October by Florida Governor Rick Scott, that stems ...
23, Nov 2014 - Supreme Court to hear Florida-Georgia water suit
By: Newsroom Staff GAINESVILLE — Water “wars” between Georgia and Florida are sure to continue now that the U.S. Supreme Court has accepted a lawsuit filed by Florida over Georgia’s water consumption in the shared river basin that includes Lake Lanier. The high court on Monday agreed to hear the states’ long-standing battle over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin, which also ...
23, Nov 2014 - AP PHOTOS: Americans cast ballots on Election Day
By The Associated Press From a one room courthouse in rural Georgia to the Venice Beach lifeguard headquarters in Los Angeles, public campaigning gives way to the privacy of the voting booth. Control of...
23, Nov 2014 - Decatur, GA Hazing trial starts for 1 FAMU band member
The trial comes almost three years after drum major Robert Champion, of Decatur, Georgia, died from what authorities say was a hazing ritual in November 2011
23, Nov 2014 - Ciavarella moved again in federal prison system
Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella was relocated to the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia. His stay likely is temporary, said Chris Burke, a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons.
23, Nov 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.
23, Nov 2014 - Forsyth, GA Arrendale prison inmates offered diploma completion program
ATLANTA (AP) A newly created partnership between the Georgia Department of Corrections and a north Georgia charter school is expected to help some prison inmates earn their high school diplomas.
23, Nov 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.
22, Nov 2014 - Gregg Allman dropped from Georgia lawsuit in train crash
Gregg Allman has been dropped from a lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed by a train during shooting of a biographical movie about the Allman Brothers Band singer, attorneys said Thursday.
22, Nov 2014 - Georgia probate judge guilty of embezzlement
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Georgia probate judge has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. Authorities say Hancock County Probate Judge Marva Rice pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of thefts of federal funds. Prosecutors say Rice was responsible for collecting fees and depositing them into the probate court's bank account. An FBI probe showed that Rice failed to deposit more than ...
22, Nov 2014 - Clayton, GA Ex-NBA star sentenced in fatal Georgia crash
A former NBA player is sentenced to three years in jail after pleading guilty in a fatal crash.
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