The DeKalb County Solicitor-General schedules cases to be heard on arraignment calendar. Please contact the Solicitor-General @ (404) 371-2201 to verify a court date.
Generally, a defendant or the attorney is expected to contact the assistant solicitor (or his or her staff) to inform them of the request for a continuance and the reason for it and to find out whether they will be opposed to the continuance before the matter is presented to the judge. Requests for continuance are generally presented in writing, if time permits, or by contacting the judge’s secretary. Unless, you are informed by the judge’s staff that a continuance has been allowed, you must appear. Failure to appear may lead to revocation of any bond and the issuance of a bench warrant for your arrest and incarceration pending trial.
Yes. The court does accept VISA and Mastercard as a method of payment of fines. Fines may also be paid by cash or money order. NO PERSONAL OR BUSINESS CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED.
A cash bond may be refunded only after a case is completed and all paperwork signed. Any cash bonds that were posted at the DeKalb County Jail will be refunded by the Sheriff’s office located on Floor B of the Judicial Tower at the DeKalb County Courthouse. Cash bond money maybe refunded only to the person who posted the bond and whose name appears on the bond receipt upon presentation of appropriate documents to verify identity.
The Clerk’s office of the State Court retains original misdemeanor case files for the last three (3) years on site. Upon request, the Clerk will make a certified copy of the case disposition. Older files stored offsite must be ordered from the County’s records retention center. Once a request has been made it takes (3) three to (10) ten days for the file to be delivered to the Clerk’s office.
The Clerk’s office is not allowed to give legal advice on how to have a record expunged. You may make inquiries of the prosecuting agency (the Solicitor- General’s office in State Court case) or the original arresting agency about expungement of arrest records. There are other legal remedies. Please seek the advice of an attorney. For additional information you may wish to visit this link to information provided by the Georgia Justice Project.
House Bill 77 Legislation passed in July 2021 and made effective January 1, 2022. The new law, provides that the current Jury Division be renamed DIVISION A. The name Jury Division will not be used on and forward of January 1, 2022 and shall be referred to as DIVISION A of DeKalb County State Court. Please click the following link to access House Bill 77 Legislation. https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2021-signed-legislation/hb-777/download
House Bill 77 Legislation passed in July 2021 and made effective January 1, 2022. The new law, provides that the current Traffic Division be renamed DIVISION B and courtrooms enumerated as State Court Divisions B-8 (formerly Division A), Division B-9 (formerly Division B), Division B-10 (formerly Division C), and Division B-11 (formerly Division D). The name Traffic Division will not be used on and forward of January 1, 2022 and shall be referred to as DIVISION B of DeKalb County State Court. Please click the following link to access House Bill 77 Legislation. https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2021-signed-legislation/hb-777/download