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Effective September 1, 2014 all garnishee checks shall be mailed to: Fulton County State & Magistrate Court, Garnishment Division, P.O. Box 740093, Atlanta, GA 30374-0093.  All checks shall have the case number reflected on the check itself.  All checks with no case number will be returned to the garnishee.


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In compliance with O.C.G.A. $ 24-13-21, forms for use to subpoena witnesses are available on this website. Please click the link titled "Forms".

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 State Court - Criminal Division            


When do I or the defendant go to court?

 

Cases must first be accused by the Solicitor General's Office, and then filed in the Criminal Division of the State Court Clerk's Office. After cases are filed, docketed, given computer generated accusation numbers and computer generated judge assignments, they are processed, routed to the respective Judge’s Judicial Case Manager, then scheduled for court hearings. Notices to defendants are mailed two to three weeks prior to court date set by the Judge’s Judicial Case Manager. Notices to victims and witnesses are mailed by the Solicitor General's staff.

Where do I or the defendant go to court?

 

If the case is a Fulton County State Court Criminal case, the defendant and all interested parties will go to court at 185 Central Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. This building is located one block from the State Capitol.

Where do I go to get a background check?

 

To get a background check, the person making the request must have a valid Georgia driver's license or Georgia ID card. If the person does not have the proper identification, a certified copy of his/her birth certificate and Social Security card will be accepted.
The background check would be for Fulton County State Court misdemeanor charges only. Background checks are performed at the Justice Center Building, 160 Pryor Street, S.W., Room J-150, Atlanta, Georgia.
Following types of IDs must be presented to the clerk at the counter:
a) A valid Georgia driver's license; or
b) A valid Georgia ID card; or
c) A certified copy of his/her birth certificate and his/her Social Security card.

How do I get a disposition of a case?

 

In the Criminal Division of the State Court of Fulton County, one can get the disposition of a case by coming in person to the Justice Center Building, 160 Pryor Street, S.W., Room J-150, Atlanta, Georgia. If the case is more than two years old, the file will have to be ordered from archives by 10:00 AM if needed the same day.

Copies of dispositions are 25¢ per page. Certified copies of dispositions are 50¢ per page plus $2.50 for the Court seal. Dispositions can be requested via mail by forwarding the request to the State Court of Fulton County, Clerk's Office - Criminal Division, 160 Pryor Street, S.W., Room J-150, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. There is a $15.00 fee for dispositions requested by mail.

I missed court. How can I get my case reset?

 

If you are the defendant and you have missed your court date, you must appear in person and bring proper identification to 160 Pryor Street, Room J-150, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Cases will not be reset by telephone.

 

 

 

 

 

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