478-946-2222

General Court Scheduling

Arrest Warrant and First Appearance 

The court is reserved and available for Hearings at 2:30 P.M. most weekdays, as well as at scheduled times during weekends and holidays. In addition, a Magistrate is always on-call (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays!) to consider warrants in emergency matters. Warrant and First Appearance Hearings are to be scheduled by the arresting officer so that a Warrant Hearing, an Initial Appearance Hearing and a Bond Hearing take place within 48 hours of an arrest, as is generally required by law.

First Appearance & Bond Hearings

  • Monday – Friday at 2:30 P.M

Communicating with the Court (Click to see the video)

While a judge may discuss scheduling issues with one party at a time, it is our preference not to discuss ANY matters with one party to a case out of the presence of the other party.

Under no conditions will a judge discuss the merits of a case with only one party, so please DO NOT ask to discuss your case with a Judge.  We want both parties to be confident in receiving a fair and unbiased day in Court. 

Neither the Clerk  nor the Judge can or will give legal advice to a party

Should you need legal advice, please see an attorney.

Notify the Clerk of Court of Changes in Contact Information Immediately

 

If you should move, it is your responsibility to inform the Court in writing of your new address.  The Court is not responsible for a party who does not receive their hearing notice because they did not inform the Court of a new address.  The Court may issue a default judgment against a Defendant who does not appear at the hearing in a civil case.  If the Plaintiff fails to provide the Court with their new address and does not appear at the hearing, the Court may dismiss the civil case. Contact Wilkinson County Magistrate Court, to update your information by email, or phone 478-946-2222 or aholder@wilkinsoncounty.net

In a criminal case, the Court may issue a Bench Warrant for your arrest for failure to appear in Court. Please be sure to keep your contact information up to date by contacting Wilkinson County Magistrate Court, to update your information by email, or phone 478-946-2222 or aholder@wilkinsoncounty.net