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Trial Information

Virtual Court Proceedings

In accordance with the latest Judicial Order due to the COVID-19 crisis, the City of Austell will be conducting court proceedings virtually via Zoom until further notice. This allows defendants to resolve their judicial matters while ensuring compliance with current health guidelines to protect the public as well as court personnel. Virtual court sessions will be held each Thursday at 5:30 pm, please log in 15 minutes prior. Defendants will need access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone that is equipped with a camera and microphone and a stable internet connection. If you do not have access to those devices, or require other accommodations, you are not excused from your court date.  You must contact Court Services at (770) 944-4327 or (770) 944-4305 or courtsvc@austellga.gov to receive instructions on how to join the hearing. Defendants will be required to present a valid Photo Identification at the time of their court session. If you have downloaded the Zoom app, you should join the hearing process by using the following meeting ID: 897 0281 4454 If you do not have the Zoom app, you should join the hearing process by entering the following URL in your browser bar or by clicking on the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89702814454

**DEFENDANTS THAT HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED A JANUARY 2021 COURT DATE: **

-January 7th cases have been rescheduled to February 4th, 2021 

-January 14th cases have been rescheduled to March 4th, 2021 

Bench Trials

The City of Austell Municipal Court has bench trials only. These trials will be decided by the judge. If you request to have a jury trial, your case will be bound over to Cobb County Court.

Trial Overview

Certain rules must be followed by all court participants. The presentation of evidence, the cross-examination of witnesses, and any objections must be properly made. The prosecutor is expected to follow the rules, and so are you. Court Services personnel are not allowed to give legal advice.

Applying for a Court-Appointed Attorney

If requesting a court-appointed attorney to assist you in your case, you must request this on your arraignment date. You will receive notification of your trial date the night of your arraignment. If you deny representation, you are still required to appear on your scheduled court date and represent yourself or hire your own attorney.

If you have other questions concerning Court Services, contact us at 770-944-4304, option 4.