Solicitor General

100 10th Street
Government Center
Tower, 9th Floor
Phone: (706) 653-4327


The Office of the Solicitor General is committed to conducting a thorough, fair, vigorous, and just prosecution of all criminal misdemeanor cases bound over from Recorder's and Municipal courts in Muscogee County. To achieve this mission we will accurately compile cases in a timely manner, investigate all cases, and vigorously prosecute all valid misdemeanor cases under our jurisdiction.

Solicitor General: Suzanne Goddard
Suzanne Goddard
Solicitor General
Sentence Guidelines for Misdemeanors

General Misdemeanors are punishable for up to 12 months in jail and/or up to $1,000 fine and/or community service.

High and Aggravated Misdemeanors are punishable for up to 12 months in jail and/or fines up to $5,000 and/or community service.

Some misdemeanor offenses have minimum community service requirements as determined by the Official Code of Georgia Annotated. Furthermore, a defendant may be placed on supervised probation to complete the terms of his/her sentence.

Rules of Court

The Office of the Solicitor General is governed by the following entities and treaties:

Domestic Violence is a Crime...

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Columbus Alliance for Battered Women (706)324-3850  
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Columbus Police Department (706)653-3000  
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Physical Address:
Government Center
100 10th Street, Tower, 9th Floor
Columbus, Georgia, 31904
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone Numbers:
(706) 653-4327