Sean A. Black regularly handles criminal cases throughout the Mountain Judicial Circuit of the State of Georgia. In that circuit, he handles felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses as well as domestic relations actions.
The Mountain Judicial Circuit consists of Stephens County, Habersham County, and Rabun County in the State of Georgia.
The Superior Court covers the circuit. The Chief Judge is Hon. Chan Caudell; the other Superior Court Judge in the circuit is Hon. Russell W. Smith. The Superior Court has jurisdiction over all three counties: Habersham, Stephens and Rabun.
There is a State Court in Stephens County. The Judge of that court is James Irvin. The Solicitor General is Dan T. Pressley, Sr.
There is a State Court in Habersham County. The Judge is Steven Campbell. The Solicitor General is Bill Oliver.
There is no State Court in Rabun County. Misdemeanors and other minor offenses are often presented first in the Probate Court of Rabun County. The Probate Courts of Habersham and Stephens Counties do not handle any traffic matters.
There are a number of municipal courts in the three counties including the courts of Toccoa, Clarkesville, Cornelia, Demorest, Baldwin, Clayton, Tallulah Falls, Mountain City, and Dillard. These courts handle traffic and certain minor misdemeanor offenses and city ordinance violations which occur within the municipal jurisdictions.
Sean A. Black regularly handles matters in these courts.
The Mountain Circuit judges have promulgated a number of standing orders. I will attempt to collect them and publish them here.
Monthly Civil Hearings Days
The judges have determined to switch to a monthly calendar day maintained by the Clerks of Court for each county to hear any civil matters anticipated to take less than two hours per case to hear. The clerks will assign cases to the calendar day upon request. The requesting party is making a representation to the court that the case is not anticipated to last more than two (2) hours.