Solicitor General

100 10th Street, Government Center - Tower, 9th Floor
Phone: 706.653.4327

  The Office of the Solicitor General is committed to conducting  a thorough, fair, vigorous, and just prosecution of all criminal misdemeanor cases bound over from Recorder's and Municipal courts in Muscogee County.  To achieve this mission we will accurately compile cases in a timely manner, investigate all cases, and vigorously prosecute all valid misdemeanor cases under our jurisdiction.

Suzanne Goddard
Solicitor General

Sentence Guidelines for Misdemeanors

General Misdemeanors are punishable for up to 12 months in jail and/or up to $1,000 fine and/or community service.

High and Aggravated Misdemeanors are punishable for up to 12 months in jail and/or fines up to $5,000 and/or community service.

Some misdemeanor offenses have minimum community service requirements as determined by the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.  Furthermore, a defendant may be placed on supervised probation to complete the terms of his/her sentence.

Rules of Court

The Office of the Solicitor General is governed by the following entities and treaties:

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