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THE SOLICITOR GENERAL'S OFFICE:

‚ÄĘ ¬† Prosecutes misdemeanor cases and violations of the county code in State and ¬† Magistrate Court, such as Simple and Family Violence Battery, Simple Assault, Stalking, Driving Under the Influence, Shoplifting, Abandonment of Minor Child and Criminal Trespass.

‚ÄĘ ¬† ¬†Conducts bench trials, jury trials, and hearings in state court and represents the State in appellate matters.

‚ÄĘ ¬† ¬†Negotiates pleas and may refer appropriate cases to Pretrial Intervention or Diversion Programs, when eligible, in lieu of a criminal conviction.

‚ÄĘ ¬† ¬†Provides information, resources and support to victims of crime.

‚ÄĘ ¬† ¬†May recommend sentences of up to twelve (12) months in jail, and up to $1,000 in fines and probation. ($5,000 for High and Aggravated Misdemeanors) ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†

‚ÄĘ ¬† ¬†May investigate charges, meet with the arresting officers, victims and interview witnesses to prepare for court proceedings.

‚ÄĘ ¬† Prosecutes cases bound over from Municipal Courts in other Fulton County jurisdictions.

‚ÄĘ ¬† ¬†Handles administrative hearings for welfare fraud and child abandonment cases

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