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Georgia Magistrate Court: Gainesville GA Lawyer Discusses Civil & Criminal Justice in the Court System

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The Georgia Magistrate Court has quite a bit of responsibility in the criminal justice and the civil justice process.  This court handles criminal hearings and civil hearings regarding amounts up to $15,000.00 and in some specific cases up to $25,000.00.

1. Criminal Justice :  These courts are responsible for First AppearancesCommittal Hearings, Bond Hearings on many issues, as well as warrants. Where warrants are concerned, there are inside and outside warrants.  Inside warrants are those that are brought forward to the Judge by the police, such as arrest or search warrants.  Outside warrants are those that are asked by civilians (public) that the police did not arrest on their own or the police were not aware of the incident.

2.  Civil Justice : These courts are responsible for matters that arise out of disputes such as, landlord tenant, breach of contract or automobile accidents. These cases involve disputes up to the amount of $15,000.00. In the case of automobile accidents, these cases can be heard by the court when the amounts do not exceed the amount of $25,000.00.

You may also be interested in the article about ten common mistakes people make in Small Claims Court on our site as well.

At A. Bishop Law, our Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney welcomes questions on Criminal Defense laws, Traffic Laws and Georgia DUI laws. Please Call or Email us with any questions.

About the attorney:  Anne Bishop is a Georgia Lawyer with A. Bishop Law in Gainesville, Georgia and handles various DUI / DWIMarijuana Arrests and other Georgia Criminal Defense matters.  The law office of A. Bishop Law can assist clients throughout Georgia including: Hall County (Gainesville, OakwoodFlowery Branch), Jackson County  (Jefferson, Braselton) White County (Helen, Cleveland), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), and all of Northeast Georgia.

This article and/or video should not be considered nor relied upon as legal advice since it is only intended for general overview and informational purposes. Please consult with an attorney on your specific situation in order to determine an appropriate legal course of action.

Anne Bishop
A. Bishop Law, LLC
Attorney at Law
539 Green Street NW
Phone: (770) 783-5296