DeKalb County Criminal Lawyer

Have you Been Charged with a Criminal Offense in DeKalb County, Georgia? 

Lawson and Berry is a law firm dedicated to Georgia Criminal Defense. We have over 50 combined years of criminal experience and know how to use this knowledge and skill to get you the best outcome possible for your case. If you have been charged with a crime in DeKalb County, contact our DeKalb County Criminal Defense Attorneys today. Our firm has experience defending clients facing all manner of criminal charges. We are well versed in criminal law and have successfully represented clients through cases involving burglary, assault, battery, DUI, and murder. We will work tirelessly to develop a hard-hitting defense for your DeKalb County Criminal case. Please check out our reviews and contact our office for a free, no obligation consultation and case evaluation.

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DeKalb County, Georgia Court Information

DeKalb County Superior Court

The Superior Court is Georgia's general jurisdiction trial court. It has jurisdiction over both criminal cases such as felony cases, divorce cases, equity cases and cases that involve a jury. For example, if you are charged with a misdemeanor or traffic violation but request a jury trial, you will be transferred to DeKalb County Superior Court.

DeKalb County is part of the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit. The Judges on the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit are:

  • Chief Judge Tangela Barrie
  • Judge Gregory A. Adams
  • Judge J.P. Boulee
  • Judge Daniel M. Coursey Jr.
  • Judge Gail C. Flake
  • Judge Linda Warren Hunter
  • Judge Asha F. Jackson
  • Judge Courtney Lynn Johnson
  • Judge Mark Anthony Scott
  • Judge Clarence F. Seeliger

Shery Boston is the District Attorney for DeKalb County and her office can be reached at 404-371-2561. For other superior court information, call the Clerk of Superior Court, Debra Deberry, at 404-371-2836. The Superior Court is located at 556 North McDonough Street, Decatur, Georgia 30030.

DeKalb County State Court

DeKalb County State Court prosecutes misdemeanors and traffic violations that occur in DeKalb County but outside of the city limits of Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, and Stone Mountain. 

The Judges for DeKalb County State Court are:

  • Judge Kiesha R. Storey
  • Judge Brian K. Ross
  • Judge Shondeana C. Morris
  • Judge Ronald B. Ramsey, Sr.

Donna Coleman-Stribling is the Solicitor General and her office can be reached at 404-371-2201. DeKalb County State Court is located at the 556 North McDonough Street, Decatur, Georgia 30030. However, the State Court Traffic Division that operates out of the old Recorders Court Building will handle most traffic citations. The building is located at 3630 Camp Circle, Decatur, Georgia 30032. For information about your ticket or other court information call the Clerk of Court, Melanie F. Wilson, at 404-294-2099.

Avondale Estates Municipal Court

Traffic violation tickets that occur in Avondale Estates will go before Avondale Estates Municipal Court. The Judges for Avondale Estates Municipal Court are the Honorable Joseph A. Conoscienti and the Honorable Steve W. Nicholas. Court is held at 21 North Avondale Plaza, Avondale Estates, 30002. For any questions about your ticket or other court information, call Clerk of Court, Marcella Shaw, at 404-294-5400. 

Brookhaven Municipal Court

Cases that involve misdemeanor traffic violations, shoplifting, and city ordinance violations occurring in Brookhaven will go before Brookhaven Municipal Court. Chief Judge Laura E. Stevenson and Judge Jonathan Granade preside over Brookhaven Municipal Court. Court is held at 2665 Buford Highway, Brookhaven, Georgia 30324. For any questions about your ticket or other court information, call 404-637-0660. 

Chamblee Municipal Court

Cases that involve misdemeanor traffic violations, shoplifting, and city ordinance violations occurring in Chamblee will go before Chamblee Municipal Court. Chamblee Municipal Court is held at 3518 Broad Street, Chamblee, Georgia 30341. Judge William F. Brogdon, Judge Norman H. Cuadra, and Judge Angela D. Duncan preside over Chamblee Municipal Court. For questions about your ticket or other court information call the Court Clerk, Allyson Shropshire, at 770-986-5004.

Clarkston Municipal Court

If you have received a ticket for a traffic violation in Clarkston, Georgia, you will go before the Clarkston Municipal Court. Honorable David C. Will is the Judge of Clarkston Municipal Court. Court is held at 3921 Church Street, Clarkston, Georgia 30021. For questions about your ticket or for other court information call the Court at 404-292-9465.

Decatur Municipal Court

Honorable Rhathelia Stroud is the Chief Judge for Decatur Municipal Court and the other judges are Judge Berryl A. Anderson, Judge Robert N. Leitch, Judge Lindsay R.M. Jones and Judge Tisha Tallman. Two substitute judges are Mathew McCoyd and Hollie Manheimer. Bryan Downs is the city attorney; and Shawn McCullers and Silviia Baykoucheva serve as City Public Defenders. The city solicitor, Larry Steele, may be reached at 404-373-8000. Decatur Municipal Court is located at 420 Trinity Place, Decatur, Georgia 30030 and the Court phone number is 678-553-6655.

Doraville Municipal Court

Judge Edward Scott Carter presides over Doraville Municipal Court. Court is held at 3765 Park Avenue, Doraville, Georgia 30340. For questions about your ticket or other court information contact the court at 770-455-1001.

Dunwoody Municipal Court

Dunwoody Municipal Court is located at 41 Perimeter Center East, Dunwoody, Georgia 30346. For more information call the Clerk of Court, Norlaundra Huntington, at 678-382-6973.  

Lithonia Municipal Court

All cases that involve traffic violations occurring in Lithonia will go before Lithonia Municipal Court. Judge Akintunde Akinyele and Judge Curtis M. Miller preside over Lithonia Municipal Court. Municipal Court is located at 6920 Main Street, Lithonia, Georgia 30058. For any questions about your ticket, contact the court at 770-484-8112.

Pine Lake Municipal Court

If you have received a ticket for a traffic violation in Pine Lake, Georgia, you will go before the Pine Lake Municipal Court. Honorable Phillip Hancock is the Judge of Pine Lake Municipal Court. Court is held at 462 Clubhouse Drive, Pine Lake, Georgia 30072. For questions about your ticket or for other court information call 404-292-4250.

Stone Mountain Municipal Court

Cases that involve misdemeanor traffic violations, shoplifting, and city ordinance violations occurring in Stone Mountain, Georgia will go before Stone Mountain Municipal Court. Judge Mark R. Gaffney, Judge Warren Hoffman, and Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson preside over Stone Mountain Municipal Court. Court is held at 875 Main Street, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083. For any questions about your ticket or other court information, call 770-879-4981.

DeKalb County, Georgia Superior Court

DeKalb County, Georgia State Court

Avondale Estates Municipal Court

Brookhaven Municipal Court

Chamblee Municipal Court

Clarkston Municipal Court

Decatur Municipal Court

Doraville Municipal Court

Dunwoody Municipal Court

Lithonia Municipal Court

Pine Lake Municipal Court

Stone Mountain Municipal Court

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