Civil Cases are actions brought to enforce,
redress, or protect private rights.
In general, they are all types of actions other than criminal
proceedings. With the exception of family violence cases, these
cases tend to be custom prepared to fit the particular circumstance
in which the plaintiff was aggrieved. Everyone has the Constitutional
Right to pursue legal actions on their own; however, because of
unfamiliarity of legal procedures it would be wise to seek the
advice of an attorney when pursuing litigation at the Superior
State law prohibits the Clerk and all deputy clerks from giving
any type of legal advice.
The court requires the parties in Civil Cases to participate in
the Court-Annexed ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) program.
The court requires that Divorcing Parents must attend the divorcing
parents seminar, which is an educational seminar that focuses
on the needs of the children involved. Information is available
from Court Administration at (770) 528-1810.
A criminal felony case is a proceeding by which a person
charged with a crime is brought to trial and either found not
guilty or guilty and sentenced accordingly.
In Georgia, all criminal felony cases are tried by the Superior Court
of the county in which the crime is alleged to have been committed.
The cases that fall into this category range from theft offenses
to murder for which the prosecutor may seek the death penalty.