FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does the District Attorney's Office do?
The Office of the District Attorney in the Griffin Judicial Circuit prosecutes all felony criminal activity occurring in Fayette, Pike, Spalding, and Upson counties. In addition, the Pike and Upson offices prosecute misdemeanors, as they do not have a separate State Court. For additional information, see the About the District Attorney's Office page on this site.
What is a subpoena?
A subpoena is a court order directing you to be present at the time and place stated. You may receive your subpoena by mail or in person. Call the District Attorney's Office at the number listed on your subpoena to be placed "on call". You must leave both day and nighttime phone numbers where you can be reached during trial week. If you have already been placed "on call," do not come to court unless someone from the District Attorney's Office or law enforcement agency calls you.
I think a crime has been committed. How do I bring charges?
You must first contact a law enforcement agency in your area to report the crime. They will direct you on how to proceed.
Can charges be dismissed?
Charges are pursued, amended or dismissed at the discretion of the District Attorney's Office on behalf of the State of Georgia based on the facts and circumstances of a case, not by individual request. Please call the local office of the District Attorney to schedule an appointment. Visit the Victim Witness page of this site for contact information.