Hart County, Georgia sits on the south side of Interstate 85 in northeast Georgia. The county seat, Hartwell, bills itself as the "Best City by a Dam Site," referring to its proximity to Hartwell Dam at the bottom of Lake Hartwell Reservoir.
Georgia State Patrol recently created a new post which was built on the first Georgia exit from South Carolina. This stretch of the interstate in Hart and Franklin Counties sees intensive patrols by the Georgia State Patrol and the Hart County Sheriff's Office and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, in their respective territories.
Hartwell Police Department patrols in the city of Hartwell, and minor offenses charged there go to the Municipal Court of Hartwell, while more serious charges go to the Superior Court of Hart County.
Part of Royston, Georgia, is located in Hart County. Its Police Department sends their charges either to the Municipal Court of Royston or to the Superior Court of the county where the conduct occurred.
Bowersville is also located in Hart County, Georgia, but does not maintain a police department or a municipal court. Charges made there and in the unincorporated areas of the county go to the Probate Court for traffic offenses and to the Superior Court of Hart County for more serious charges.
Our office is well-situated and able to assist clients with cases in Hart County and in Hartwell and Royston. We handle such cases from traffic tickets to Driving under the Influence (DUI), to drug charges, assaults, burglaries and thefts, sex offenses, and any other criminal offense.