Cobb County Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in Cobb County, you will likely be prosecuted in the Cobb County State Court. The State Court Building is located at 12 East Park Square, Marietta, GA, 30090. The Solicitor of Cobb County, responsible for prosecuting all misdemeanors, is Barry Morgan. Ben has handled numerous cases in each of the 12 State Court courtrooms, and he knows all the judges and solicitors in this Court.
The Cobb County State Court is divided into Division 1 and Division 2. Every type of misdemeanor, excluding traffic offenses other than DUI, is prosecuted in Division 1, whereas Division 2 is all traffic-related, also including DUIs. Both divisions now handle jury trials. Thus, if your case is bound over from a municipal court, your case could end up in either division, which has no impact on the ultimate course your case will take.
Division 1 is comprised of seven State Court Judges. They are:
- Judge Melodie Clayton
- Judge Irma Glover
- Judge Kathryn Tanksley
- Judge David Darden
- Judge Carl Bowers
- Judge Maria Golick
- Judge Toby Prodgers
Division 2 is comprised of five State Court Judges. They are:
- Judge Bridgette Campbell
- Judge Marsha Lake
- Judge Henry Thompson
- Judge Eric Brewton
- Judge Jason Fincher
As noted above, all cases prosecuted in the Cobb County State Court are prosecuted by the Solicitor General of Cobb County. They are located at 10 East Park Square, Marietta, GA, 30090. Each courtroom is generally assigned two assistant solicitors, with each one assuming responsibility for prosecuting names beginning with half the letters of the alphabet. In other words, in any particular courtroom, one assistant solicitor will handle every case where the defendant has a last beginning with A-K, and the other assistant handles M-Z. Their website can be found here.
Misdemeanor convictions can sometimes carry jail time, and they have other consequences as well, including license suspension and loss of financial aid. A misdemeanor conviction can also make it more difficult to find a job. Luckily, for first time arrestees charged with theft-related offenses, misdemeanor possession or marijuana or underage consumption/possession of alcohol, the Cobb County Solicitor's Office has a pretrial diversion program. If successfully completed, the case gets dismissed and the arrest removed from one's record.
Ben is a Cobb County Criminal Defense Lawyer that has helped dozens of people get their cases resolved through pretrial diversion programs in Cobb County. He has also handled every type of case prosecuted in the State Court, and he will fight for you every step of the way. Call him for a free consultation at 404-985-9772.