Mission Statement of Fayette County State Court
It is the mission of the State Court under Judge Carla to:
1) Uphold and defend the Constitution and laws of the State of Georgia and these United States, as well as the ordinances duly passed by the Fayette County Commission;
2) Treat with fairness and dignity all persons coming before the Court, no matter their station or circumstances in life;
3) Administer justice uniformly and impartially, without prejudice or favor to any party;
4) Provide an open forum for the redress of grievances, both public and private;
5) Maintain the highest standards of judicial ethics and conduct;
6) Efficiently and effectively dispose of all cases on the State Court’s civil and criminal dockets in a timely manner and in accordance with law.
History and Jurisdiction of Fayette County State Court
The State Court of Fayette County was created in 1994 by the Georgia General Assembly and began operating on January 1, 1997. The Honorable W. Fletcher Sams served as judge from 1997 through 2010. On October 4, 2010, Judge Carla became the second State Court Judge of Fayette County when she was sworn into office by Governor Sonny Perdue.
State Court is a court of limited jurisdiction over all criminal matters below the grade of felony, including misdemeanors, traffic violations, and county ordinance violations. State Court also has jurisdiction over all civil matters, without regard to the amount in controversy (except for divorces, injunctions and cases involving title to land).
To visit the Official Website of Fayette County State Court, click here.