When you are arrested for drunk driving it may feel like the whole world has stopped and is now watching your every move. It may feel like you are floating in a dream world and you are simply wasting time until reality sets back in. However, unfortunately, this is not the case and when you are facing a possible conviction, the quicker you act, the better for your defense.
Make the right move by fighting back and contact attorney Tom Barton who has experience defending people accused of DUI in Oxford. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and determine what your best plan of action will be. The harsh reality is that an arrest can turn into a criminal conviction. It is our mission, however, to ensure this doesn’t happen to you.
Our free consultation will help you understand what to expect when you’re facing a DUI charge. Attorney Barton has experience in all types of DUI cases and can answer your questions regarding:
Oxford, GA – Newton County Court Information
Georgia Probate Courts exercise exclusive, original jurisdiction in the probate of wills, administration of estates, appointment of guardians and conservators (minor and adult), and involuntary commitment. In January 2017 the Probate Court of Newton County became an Article 6 Probate Court. Article 6 Courts have expanded probate jurisdiction. In accordance with OCGA § 15-9-127, Article 6 Probate Courts have concurrent jurisdiction with superior courts in proceedings regarding: 9 (A) Declaratory judgments; (B) Tax-motivated estate planning dispositions of wards’ property; (C) Approval of settlement agreements; (D) Appointment of new trustees; (E) Acceptance of resignation of a trustee at beneficiaries’ written request; (F) Acceptance of resignation of trustee upon petition of trustee; (G) Motions for DNA testing; (H) Conversion to a unitrust; and (I) Adjudication of petition for direction or construction of a will.
Melanie M. Bell, Probate Judge of Newton County, and her staff also administer oaths of office, issue marriage licenses and weapons carry licenses, and provide certified copies of birth and death certificates. Unless a jury trial is requested, Judge Bell hears certain misdemeanors, traffic cases, and violations of state game and fish laws.
Newton County Probate Court
1132 Usher Street, Rm 148
Covington, GA 30014
Office: (770) 784-2045
Fax: (770) 784-2145
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.