Superior Court Criminal
Phone: (706) 653-4353
The Superior Court Criminal Division coordinates felony case intake activities with the judges, prosecutors, public defenders, state and local law enforcement agencies, local and state probation/parole, the administrative offices of the courts, the Superior Court, the Court of Appeals, the Georgia Department of Driver Services, attorneys and other various agencies.
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- Uniform Superior Court Rule 22 Form - Request to Use a Recording Device Pursuant to Rule 22 on Recording of Judicial Proceedings.pdf
- Q: How do I find my court date?
- A: Please contact the Superior Court Criminal Division at (706) 653-4353 to find information regarding your court date.
- Q: How do I change my court date?
- A: Please contact your attorney to change your court date. Your attorney will know the correct procedures to take. We are not able to change court dates without proper authorization.
- Q: What happens if I miss my court date?
- A: Failure to appear for any criminal court proceedings may result in serious consequences. It is possible that a bench warrant and a bond forfeiture will be issued by the Court for failure to appear.
- Q: How will I know when to appear in court?
- A: You will be notified by mail and/or by your attorney when you are to appear in court. All notices will be mailed to the address that was given at the time of the arrest. It is the responsibility of the individual with a case to keep a current address on file with the Clerk of Superior Court.
- Q: How can I change my address?
- A: You may request a change of address by mail. You will need to send our office a notarized letter containing your new address along with a copy of your identification.
- Q: What is an arraignment?
- A: An arraignment is a hearing held where the defendant is advised of the formal charges filed by the Office of the District Attorney. At the arraignment hearing, a pre-trial or trial date may be set.
- Q: How can I have my record expunged/restricted?
- A: It is recommended that you contact an attorney to obtain information regarding record expungment/restriction. You may go to the arresting agency to expunge a record that was dismissed by the court.
- Q: How do I correct an error on my background check?
- A: Please bring a current background check to the Clerk of Superior Court's Office. We will the error before attempting to correct it. A background check may be obtained by contacting the Columbus Police Department or the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office.