If you have been charged with a crime in Jasper County, then you have come to the right place. We specialize in criminal defense and stand ready to defend you. The first question that needs to be answered is where your case will be heard. If you are charged with a felony, then your case will begin in magistrate court and finish in superior court. The first appearance, initial bond hearing, and preliminary hearing are all heard by a magistrate judge at the Jasper County Jail located at 1551 GA-212 W, Monticello, GA 31064. After these initial hearings, your case will be transferred to Jasper County Superior Court in the Jasper County Courthouse located at 126 W Greene St., Monticello, GA 31064. The large courthouse which is on the Monticello town square, houses the Superior Court, Magistrate Court, Juvenile Court, and Probate Court of Jasper County.
Unlike some of the larger metropolitan counties, Jasper County does not have a state court so even misdemeanor offenses will be heard in the Superior Court if you wish to have a jury trial. If you are charged with a serious misdemeanor, then your case will go straight to Superior Court. Otherwise, your case will likely begin in Jasper County Probate Court where you can seek to negotiate lesser charges or have a bench trial where the judge hears the evidence and renders a decision.
If you are charged with a traffic ticket or low-level misdemeanor within the city limits of Monticello, your case will begin in the Municipal Court of Monticello located at 115 E Greene St., Monticello, GA 31064.
No matter where your case originates in Jasper County, we stand ready to defend you against any criminal charge. Call us today at 404-581-0999 to ensure you get the best outcome possible.