Access Georgia Courts online directly. Search court records; from Georgia county courts to Supreme courts. Find criminal filings, Georgia dissolution of marriage or divorce records from official state websites. File small claims lawsuits. Link to Georgia probate sources with helpful information. Bankruptcy courts by jurisdiction or by districts. Georgia state courts contact information such as telephone numbers and more.
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As there may be more one source to obtaining Georgia criminal, civil and divorce records, it is important to search multiple state courts to find the correct records.
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The Georgia juvenile courts have jurisdiction to hear cases involving moving traffic violations, and other miscellaneous traffic violations, as well as various juvenile matters. Georgia's municipal courts and the city court of Atlanta, have jurisdiction over DWI and DUI matters, traffic and other violations, and hold venue to preliminary hearings. The Georgia magistrate court has jurisdiction to hear cases involving torts, contracts ($0/$15,000), and small claims (with amounts in controversy of $15,000 and below). The Georgia magistrate court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor matters, ordinance violation matters, and holds venue to preliminary hearings. Georgia's state courts hear tort matters, contract matters, small claims, civil appeals, and other miscellaneous civil matters. The state courts hear various misdemeanors, DWI or DUI matters, and criminal appeals matters. Additionally, state courts hear moving traffic violation matters, and other miscellaneous traffic matters. State courts hold venue for preliminary hearings. Georgia's municipal courts hear tort, contract ($0/$15,000), and small claims ($15,000). Georgia's probate courts hear cases involving mental health, estate matters, and other miscellaneous civil matters. The probate court also has jurisdiction over various misdemeanors, DWI or DUI, moving traffic violations, and other miscellaneous traffic matters. Georgia's county recorder's court has jurisdiction to hear matters involving DWI or DUI, and traffic or other violations, and holds venue to preliminary hearings. Georgia's civil courts hear tort, contract ($0/$7,500-$0/$25,000), small claims ($0/$7,500-$0/$25,000). The civil courts hold venue to preliminary hearings also. Georgia's superior court hears various tort claims, contract claims, civil appeals matters, and other miscellaneous civil matters. The superior court has exclusive real property rights jurisdiction, exclusive domestic relations jurisdiction, and exclusive felony, and criminal appeals jurisdiction. The superior court hears traffic and other violations, except for parking violations. Georgia's court of appeals must hear (has "mandatory jurisdiction" over) civil matters, noncapital criminal matters, administrative agency matters, juvenile matters, original proceedings, and interlocutory decision matters. The superior court may hear (has "discretionary jurisdiction" over) various other civil matters, noncapital criminal matters, administrative agency matters, juvenile matters, original proceedings, and interlocutory decision matters. Georgia's highest court is the supreme court. Georgia's supreme court has mandatory jurisdiction in specific civil, capital criminal, juvenile, disciplinary, certified questions from federal courts, original proceeding cases. It has discretionary jurisdiction in various other civil, noncapital criminal, administrative agency, juvenile, original proceeding, interlocutory decision cases.
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Georgia Civil and Divorce Court Records
Judgments, lawsuits, dissolution of marriage, civil court cases.
|Georgia Criminal Court Records
Felony, misdemeanors and traffic violations.
|Georgia District Court Records
Filings in my District courthouses.
|Civil, family law cases and divorces, personal injury cases, lawsuits, estate planning and probate matters.
- Georgia Civil Court Cases
Self help resources for filing complaints or petitions. Find information for hiring an attorney, waiver of court costs and trial calendars.
- Georgia Probate Courts
Jurisdiction includes mental health, estate and misc civil cases. Marriage and firearms license information.
- Georgia Magistrate Court Clerks
Small Claims. Direct weblinks to civil forms. Search magistrate courts by county.
- Georgia State Courts
Tort, contract, small claims, civil appeals and miscellaneous civil cases. Find listing of links to courts by county.
- Georgia Supreme Court
Mandatory jurisdiction in certain civil cases. Direct weblinks to calendars and summaries. Search docket by case number.
- Georgia Court Of Appeals
Conduct Case and Docket Searches. Calendar Information And Many other Helpful Links.
- Georgia Accountability Courts
Family Dependency Treatment Courts, and Mental Health Courts. Search courts directory and calendar of events.
- Georgia Bankruptcy Courts
Search Bankruptcy filings and view cases from the courthouses and jurisdictions.
- Georgia Judgments and Liens
Georgia judgments and liens public information. Court look up sources, electronic forms and self help tools.
|Most criminal cases are started when a prosecutor, either a district attorney (who represents a county) or the attorney general (who represents the state), files a complaint with the court.
|Georgia district and county court clerks are custodians of court filings. Request transcripts of cases heard by a court. Traffic cases, ordinance and code violations, jail and warrant first appearance proceedings, warrant applications, dispossessory landlord tenant cases and small claim actions involving $15,000 or less.
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