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Trial Information

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.