Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your arrest, you are putting your trust in good hands when working with the me, Attorney Tom Barton. I have been defending clients in and around Mansfield, Ga for over 20 years and I know exactly how to defend a variety of DUI allegations.
DUI arrests –Georgia comes with some of the harshest penalties for drinking and driving arrests and by doing nothing about it, you are admitting a guilty sentence and facing a conviction. Don’t let this happen to you – you have ten days to contact a lawyer and do something about it.
Traffic violations – we will fight on your behalf to ensure that your driving record is not damaged and that your license is not suspended. If you are facing under 21 license suspensions, CDL suspension, speeding tickets or other traffic violations, then our firm can help.
Contact my office today for a free review of your case. 770-961-7400. We are available around the clock to answer your questions and assist you with your case.
Mansfield, 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.